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. 2018

perinatology in Medicine


  1. 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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