previous to birth or to giving birth: prenatal care for mothers.
Origin of prenatal
Related formspre·na·tal·ly, adverb
First recorded in 1820–30; pre-
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Gud turned from the child with the prenatally cultivated mind and went on his way sorrowfully.
I was prenatally made a votive offering for the preservation of my father's life, for his restoration to my mother safe and sound.
Prenatally blessed by many lives of lonely meditation, you must now mingle in the world of men.
British Dictionary definitions for prenatally
occurring or present before birth; during pregnancy
informal a prenatal examination
Also called: antenatalDerived Formsprenatally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for prenatally
1826, formed in English from pre- + natal.
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A descriptive term for the period between conception and birth.
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