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post·par·tum  audio  (pst-pärtm) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
Of or occurring in the period shortly after childbirth: postpartum complications.

ETYMOLOGY:
Latin post partum : post, after ; see post- + partum, accusative of partus, birth from past participle of parere, to beget; see per-1 in Indo-European roots


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