Definition of prenatal in English:

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prenatal

Pronunciation: /prēˈnādl/

adjective

Before birth; during or relating to pregnancy: prenatal development
More example sentences
  • A healthy child was delivered at term, and the couple will be offered prenatal diagnosis in subsequent pregnancies.
  • Abused women were also less likely to have prenatal care check-ups during pregnancy.
  • During an early prenatal visit, most pregnant women are given a blood test to screen for syphilis.

Derivatives

prenatally

Pronunciation: /-ˈnātl-ē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • There are multiple advantages of knowing if a fetus is affected prenatally.
  • Participants were recruited prenatally and attended review clinics at age 3 and 5 years.
  • Thirty infants were enrolled into the study: 16 exposed prenatally to cigarette smoke and 14 control infants.

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Syllabification: pre·na·tal

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