- subsequent to childbirth: postnatal infection.
Origin of postnatal
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Harris taught the mothers prenatal and postnatal care as well as basic sex education.Scarsdale Doctor Killer Jean Harris Found Redemption in Prison
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No postnatal specimens which show deciduous incisors have been examined.American Weasels
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Two subadults and three nestlings in postnatal molt were obtained; no eggs were found.
Coultas obtained two chicks (one in postnatal molt) in November and December, 1931.
At Palau, Coultas took one female tern in postnatal molt on November 8.
Postnatal mortality reduces the progeny to a still smaller number.
- existing or taking place after giving birth
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Word Origin and History for postnatal
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- Of or occurring after birth, especially in the period immediately after birth.
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