afterbirth

afterbirth
noun Date: 1587 the placenta and fetal membranes that are expelled after delivery

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  • Afterbirth — Aft er*birth , n. (Med.) The placenta and membranes with which the fetus is connected, and which come away after delivery. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • afterbirth — afterbirth. = placenta (см.). (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • afterbirth — afterbirth. См. плацента. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • afterbirth — (n.) also after birth, 1580s, from AFTER (Cf. after) + BIRTH (Cf. birth) …   Etymology dictionary

  • afterbirth — ► NOUN ▪ the placenta and fetal membranes discharged from the womb after a birth …   English terms dictionary

  • afterbirth — [af′tər bʉrth΄, äf′tər bʉrth΄] n. the placenta and fetal membranes expelled from the uterus after the birth …   English World dictionary

  • Afterbirth — The placenta + the fetal membranes that are normally expelled from the uterus after the birth of the baby. Hence, the "afterbirth." The placenta is of course the organ that joins the mother and fetus and permits the provision of oxygen… …   Medical dictionary

  • afterbirth — /af teuhr berrth , ahf /, n. the placenta and fetal membranes expelled from the uterus after childbirth. [1580 90; AFTER + BIRTH] * * * …   Universalium

  • afterbirth — noun The placenta and other material expelled via the birth canal following childbirth or parturition in mammals …   Wiktionary

  • afterbirth — (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. placenta, membranes …   English dictionary for students

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