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.

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afterbirth ‎(plural afterbirths)

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

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