postpartum

[ pohst-pahr-tuh m ]
/ poʊstˈpɑr təm /

adjective Obstetrics.

of or noting the period of time following childbirth; after delivery.
Compare antepartum.

Origin of postpartum

1840–50; < New Latin post partum after childbirth; post post- + partum, accusative of partus a bringing forth, equivalent to par(ere) to bear (see parturient) + -tus suffix of v. action
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British Dictionary definitions for postpartum

postpartum

/ (pəʊstˈpɑːtəm) /

adjective

med following childbirth

Word Origin for postpartum

Latin: after the act of giving birth
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Medicine definitions for postpartum

postpartum

[ pōst-pärtəm ]

adj.

Of or occurring in the period shortly after childbirth.
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