afterbirth

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EtymologyEdit

From after- +‎ birth (in the sense of delivery). Cognate with Danish efterbyrd (afterbirth), Swedish efterbörd (afterbirth). Compare also afterburden, afterburthen.

NounEdit

afterbirth (plural afterbirths)

  1. The placenta and other material expelled via the birth canal following childbirth or parturition in mammals.

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Last modified on 6 April 2014, at 09:26