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English definition of “antenatal”


adjective [before noun]     /ˌæn.tiˈneɪ.təl/ US  /-ˈneɪ.t̬əl/ UK (US prenatal)
relating to the medical care given to pregnant women before their babies are born: antenatal care/classes the antenatal clinic → Compare postnatalBirthPregnancy antenatally     /-i/ adverb Some foetal abnormalities can be detected antenatally.BirthPregnancy
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