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perinatology

[ per-uh-ney-tol-uh-jee ]

noun

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


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  • peri·na·tolo·gist noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of perinatology1

First recorded in 1975–80; peri- + nat(al) + -o- + -logy

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