Definition of prenatal in English:


Syllabification: pre·na·tal
Pronunciation: /prēˈnātl


  • Before birth; during or relating to pregnancy: prenatal development
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    • 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.



Pronunciation: /-ˈnātl-ē/
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  • 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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