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ˈæf tərˌbɜrθ, ˈɑf-af·ter·birth

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. afterbirthnoun

    the placenta and fetal membranes that are expelled from the uterus after the baby is born


  1. afterbirthnoun

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

    Etymology: From (in the sense of delivery). Cognate with efterbyrd, efterbörd. Compare also afterburden, afterburthen.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Afterbirthnoun

    the placenta and membranes with which the fetus is connected, and which come away after delivery

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Afterbirth

    aft′ėr-bėrth, n. the placenta and membranes which are expelled from the uterus of the mother after the birth.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of afterbirth in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of afterbirth in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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