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[ per-uh-ney-tol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌpɛr ə neɪˈtɒl ə dʒi /


a field of medicine focusing on problems emerging during the perinatal period.

Nearby words

perimyositis, perimysiitis, perimysium, perinatal, perinatal medicine, perinatology, perinde, perineal artery, perineal gland, perineal hernia, perineal nerve

Origin of perinatology

First recorded in 1975–80; peri- + nat(al) + -o- + -logy
Related formsper·i·na·tol·o·gist, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for perinatology


[ pĕr′ə-nā-tŏlə-jē ]


The subspecialty of obstetrics concerned with the care of mothers, fetuses, and infants during the perinatal period.
Related formsper′i•na•tolo•gist n.
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