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natal 1

Pronunciation: /ˈnādl/

adjective

Relating to the place or time of one’s birth: her natal home
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  • The Aphelops bias is similar and could be explained as a natal birth bias.
  • The first was the birth or natal status of the child defined by social and canonical conventions, and the social status of the parents.
  • Most women give birth in their natal households, to which they return when childbirth is near.

Origin

Late Middle English: from Latin natalis, from nat- 'born', from the verb nasci.

Words that rhyme with natal

antenatal, fatal, hiatal, neonatal, ratel

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Syllabification: na·tal

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natal 2

Pronunciation: /ˈnādl/

adjective

Anatomy
Relating to the buttocks: the natal cleft
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  • The distribution of psoriasis on extensor surfaces, scalp and natal cleft helps distinguish psoriasis from discoid eczema.
  • A second patient brought mobile phone images of his partner's episodic natal cleft rash, which had defied GP and dermatological diagnosis for 3 years.
  • The operation consists of making a 5-7cm incision, usually in the natal cleft crease.

Origin

Late 19th century: from nates + -al.

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Syllabification: na·tal

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Natal 3

Pronunciation: /nəˈtäl/
1A province on the eastern coast of South Africa that was renamed KwaZulu-Natal in 1994.
2A port on the Atlantic coast of northeastern Brazil; population 774,230 (2007).

Words that rhyme with Natal

Al, bacchanal, cabal, canal, Chagall, Chantal, chaparral, gal, grand mal, Guadalcanál, Hal, La Salle, mall, pal, pall-mall, petit mal, sal, shall, Val

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Syllabification: Na·tal

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