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Definition of "perinatal" [perinatal]

  • Of, relating to, or being the period around childbirth, especially the five months before and one month after birth: perinatal mortality; perinatal care. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "perinatal" in a sentence
  • "Genetic counselors, sonographers and nurses involved in perinatal care are also welcome."
  • "It is about research in perinatal and neonatal medicine."
  • "Although not categorized as "cold-stress," exposure to cold this month also may have contributed to the deaths of several newborn manatees, classified as "perinatal" - or those that die before reaching five feet in length."