Before labor or childbirth. Cf.:intrapartum, postpartum. [ante- + L. pario, pp. partus, to bring forth]

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an·te·par·tum -'pärt-əm adj relating to the period before parturition: before childbirth <\antepartum infection> <\antepartum care>

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occurring before the onset of labour.

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an·te·par·tum (an″te-pahrґtəm) [L.] occurring before parturition, or childbirth, with reference to the mother. Cf. prenatal. Spelled also ante partum. Called also antepartal and prepartal.

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  • antepartum — (adj.) 1908, from Latin phrase ante partum before birth (see POSTPARTUM (Cf. postpartum)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • antepartum — /an tee pahr teuhm/, adj. Obstet. of or noting the period prior to childbirth; before delivery. Cf. postpartum. [1905 10; < L] * * * …   Universalium

  • antepartum — adjective Describing the period before childbirth; antenatal …   Wiktionary

  • antepartum — adj. before childbirth (pertaining to the mother) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • antepartum — [antɪ pα:təm] adjective Medicine occurring not long before childbirth. Origin C19: from L., before birth …   English new terms dictionary

  • antepartum — an·te·par·tum …   English syllables

  • antepartum — adj. occurring before the onset of labour …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • antepartum — adjective occurring or existing before birth the prenatal period antenatal care • Syn: ↑prenatal, ↑antenatal • Ant: ↑perinatal (for: ↑prenatal), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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