afterbirth

[ af-ter-burth, ahf- ]SEE DEFINITION OF afterbirth

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She felt another pain now, and pushed out the afterbirth with a groan.

All the pots are placed near the spot where the afterbirth was buried.

Say what you will, their jealousy—if any—is but an afterbirth to their open admiration.

As soon as the placenta or afterbirth is ejected this should be removed.

On my arrival, I found the child and afterbirth all in a pile.

In all these cases the bacillus was recovered from the afterbirth.

In this case the afterbirth must be removed by a quick turn.

After the child is born, the next and last important thing is the coming away of the placenta, or afterbirth.

These branching structures are loops of blood-vessels, and they form part of the placenta, or "afterbirth."

Now one of these stones represented her future child and the other represented the afterbirth.

WORD ORIGIN

also after-birth, 1580s, from after + birth.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR AFTERBIRTH

bag of waters

nounamniotic sac
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