[ an-tee-pahr-tuh m ]
/ ˈæn tiˈpɑr təm /
of or noting the period prior to childbirth; before delivery.
Origin of antepartum
Borrowed into English from Latin around 1905–10
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Medicine definitions for antepartum
[ ăn′tē-pär′təm ]
Of or occurring in the period before childbirth.
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