- Before labor or childbirth. Cf.:intrapartum, postpartum. [ante- + L. pario, pp. partus, to bring forth]
* * *an·te·par·tum -'pärt-əm adj relating to the period before parturition: before childbirth <\antepartum infection> <\antepartum care>
* * *adj.occurring before the onset of labour.
* * *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 — /an tee pahr teuhm/, adj. Obstet. of or noting the period prior to childbirth; before delivery. Cf. postpartum. [1905 10; < L] * * * … Universalium
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antepartum — adj. before childbirth (pertaining to the mother) … English contemporary dictionary
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antepartum — an·te·par·tum … English syllables
antepartum — adj. occurring before the onset of labour … The new mediacal dictionary
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