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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
jälkeiset

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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References in periodicals archive ?
Precautions include avoiding handling clothing, boots or any materials that may have touched birthing animals, their young or afterbirths. Potentially contaminated clothing will be safe to handle after being washed on a hot cycle.
Retention of foetal membrane comprises lack of dehiscence and failure of expulsion of afterbirths, within the duration of physiological third stage labour (Arthur, 1975).
Defra said pregnant women should: | Not help to lamb ewes, or to provide assistance with a cow that is calving or a nanny goat that is kidding | Avoid contact with aborted or new-born lambs, calves or kids or with the afterbirth, birthing fluids or materials (eg bedding) contaminated by such birth products | Avoid handling (including washing) clothing, boots or any materials that may have come into contact with animals that have recently given birth, their young or afterbirths | nsure partners attending lambing ewes or other animals giving birth take appropriate health and hygiene precautions, including the wearing of personal protective equipment and adequate washing to remove any potential contamination.