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prenatal

[pree-neyt-l]
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adjective
  1. previous to birth or to giving birth: prenatal care for mothers.
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Origin of prenatal

First recorded in 1820–30; pre- + natal
Related formspre·na·tal·ly, adverb
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fetal

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British Dictionary definitions for prenatal

prenatal

adjective
  1. occurring or present before birth; during pregnancy
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noun
  1. informal a prenatal examination
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Also called: antenatal
Derived Formsprenatally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for prenatal

adj.

1826, formed in English from pre- + natal.

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prenatal in Medicine

prenatal

(prē-nātl)
adj.
  1. Preceding birth.antenatal
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prenatal in Culture

prenatal

[(pree-nayt-l)]

A descriptive term for the period between conception and birth.

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