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perinatal

[ per-uh-neyt-l ]
/ ˌpɛr əˈneɪt l /
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adjective
occurring during or pertaining to the phase surrounding the time of birth, from the twentieth week of gestation to the twenty-eighth day of newborn life.
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Origin of perinatal

First recorded in 1950–55; peri- + natal

OTHER WORDS FROM perinatal

per·i·na·tal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for perinatal

perinatal
/ (ˌpɛrɪˈneɪtəl) /

adjective
of, relating to, or occurring in the period from about three months before to one month after birth
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Medical definitions for perinatal

perinatal
[ pĕr′ə-nātl ]

adj.
Of, relating to, or being the period around childbirth, especially the five months before and one month after birth.

Other words from perinatal

per′i•natal•ly adv.
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