Definition of Afterbirth

1. Noun. The placenta and fetal membranes that are expelled from the uterus after the baby is born.

Generic synonyms: Placenta



Definition of Afterbirth

1. n. The placenta and membranes with which the fetus is connected, and which come away after delivery.

Definition of Afterbirth

1. Noun. The placenta and other material expelled via the birth canal following childbirth or parturition in mammals. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Afterbirth

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Afterbirth

1. The placenta and membranes with which the foetus is connected, and which come away after delivery. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Afterbirth

after body
after damp
after dark
after hours
after one's own heart
after part
after school special
after taste
after tastes
after the Lord Mayor's show
after the fact
afterbay
afterbear
afterbears
afterbeat
afterbirth (current term)
afterbirths
afterbite
afterbites
afterbodies
afterbody
afterborn
afterburden
afterburner
afterburners
afterburning
afterburthen
aftercare
aftercares
aftercast

Literary usage of Afterbirth

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1. The Dublin Journal of Medical Science (1840)
"On the Position of the Placenta or afterbirth in the Womb, and on the Expansion and Contractions of the latter Organ during Pregnancy and Parturition ..."

2. Osteopathy, Research and Practice by Andrew Taylor Still (1910)
"Delivery of the afterbirth. 559 The afterbirth has grown tight to the womb and for nine months has furnished all the blood to build and keep the child alive ..."

3. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association by American Veterinary Medical Association. (1917)
"There is no more reason to expect immunity from abortion than there is from premature birth or retained afterbirth. Yet we frequently observe that a cow ..."

4. Philosophy of osteopathy by Andrew Taylor Still (1899)
"... on Belly Band—Delivery of afterbirth—Preparing for Mother's Comfort—Pose-Delivery Hemorrhage—Treatment for—Pood for Mother—Treatment for Sore Breast. ..."

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