- 1A former province of South Africa, situated on the east coast. Having been a Boer republic and then a British colony, Natal acquired internal self-government in 1893 and became a province of the Union of South Africa in 1910. It was renamed KwaZulu-Natal in 1994.[from Latin Terra Natalis 'land of the day of birth', a name given by Vasco da Gama in 1497, because he sighted the entrance to what is now Durban harbour on Christmas Day]
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- Relating to the place or time of one’s birth: he was living in the south, many miles from his natal cityMore example sentences
- 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.
late Middle English: from Latin natalis, from nat- 'born', from the verb nasci.
- Relating to the buttocks: the natal cleftMore example sentences
- 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.