postnatal

[pohst-neyt-l]

Origin of postnatal

First recorded in 1855–60; post- + natal
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postnatal

adjective
  1. existing or taking place after giving birth
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Word Origin and History for postnatal
adj.

1831, from post- + natal.

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postnatal in Medicine

postnatal

[pōst-nātl]
adj.
  1. Of or occurring after birth, especially in the period immediately after birth.
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