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af·ter·birth

 (ăf′tər-bûrth′)
n.
The placenta and fetal membranes expelled from the uterus following birth.
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afterbirth

(ˈɑːftəˌbɜːθ)
n
(Medicine) the placenta and fetal membranes expelled from the uterus after the birth of the offspring
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af•ter•birth

(ˈæf tərˌbɜrθ, ˈɑf-)

n.
the placenta and fetal membranes expelled from the uterus after childbirth.
[1580–90]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.afterbirth - the placenta and fetal membranes that are expelled from the uterus after the baby is born
placenta - the vascular structure in the uterus of most mammals providing oxygen and nutrients for and transferring wastes from the developing fetus
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Translations
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afterbirth

[ˈɑːftəbɜːθ] Nsecundinas fpl, placenta f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

afterbirth

[ˈɑːftərˌbɜːrθ] nplacenta m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

afterbirth

[ˈɑːftəˌbɜːθ] nplacenta (e membrane fetali)
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

af·ter·birth

n. secundinas, placenta y membranas que se expelen en el parto.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

afterbirth

n secundinas, placenta y membranas expulsadas después del parto
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He gave Babs a shot of Oxytocin, to help her move anything else that might have been still inside, and within five minutes, the afterbirth was out and Babs was looking a lot more relaxed - and so was I.
Consequently, the newborns are left to wobble around, soaking wet and trailing afterbirth, until they find a teat.
There she stopped only to pick up the afterbirth, which landed on the platform, and put it in her bag.
A COUPLE celebrated the birth of their first baby by eating the AFTERBIRTH.
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Things quietened down around 11pm, and I hung on for another hour or so, just in case any more appeared, but the final afterbirth soon arrived and that was that.
Pregnant women are advised that they should: not help to lamb or milk ewes; avoid contact with aborted or new-born lambs or with the afterbirth, birthing fluids or materials such as bedding contaminated by such birth products; and avoid handling clothing and boots which have come into contact with ewes or lambs.
A WHEN you've had a baby, the placenta (afterbirth) comes away to leave a relatively large raw area.
To avoid the possible risk of infection, pregnant women are advised that they should not help to lamb or milk ewes, avoid contact with aborted or new-born lambs or with the afterbirth, and avoid handling clothing or boots which have come into contact with ewes or lambs.
He was once famously described by Julie Birchill as looking like "Rob Newman's severed afterbirth".
He put the afterbirth in a brown paper bag and threw it on the fire.