Etymology
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antenatal (adj.)

"before birth," 1798; see ante- "before" + natal "pertaining to birth." Ante-nati was an old term for (in Scotland) those born before the accession of James I to the English throne, also used in U.S. in reference to those born in the colonies before the Declaration of Independence.

updated on January 17, 2017

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Definitions of antenatal from WordNet

antenatal (adj.)
occurring or existing before birth;
antenatal care
Synonyms: prenatal / antepartum
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