postpartum also post-partum, 1844, "occurring after birth," from L. post partum "after birth," from post "after" + accusative of partus "a bearing, a bringing forth," from partus, pp. of parere "to bring forth" (see PARE (Cf. pare)). Post-partum depression first attested 1929.

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  • postpartum — [pōst΄pär′təm] adj. [L < post , POST + partum, acc. of partus, a bringing forth < parere, to bear: see PAROUS] of the period following childbirth …   English World dictionary

  • postpartum — After childbirth. Cf.:antepartum, intrapartum. [L. partus, birth (noun), fr. pario, pp. partus, to bring forth] * * * post·par·tum ( )pōst pärt əm adj 1) occurring in or being the period following parturition <postpartum depression> 2)… …   Medical dictionary

  • postpartum — adjective Etymology: New Latin post partum after birth Date: 1846 1. occurring in or being the period following parturition < postpartum depression > 2. being in or used in the postpartum period < postpartum mothers > • postpartum adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • postpartum —    (pohst PAHR tum) [Latin] In obstetrics, after childbirth; relating to the period of time after delivery. The term “postpartum blues” refers to the melancholia that sometimes afflicts women who have just given birth.    She was treated for… …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • postpartum — POST PÁRTUM s.n., adj. invar. 1. s.n. Perioada imediat următoare expulzării fătului; lăuzie. 2. adj. invar. (Despre un proces patologic, o boală) Care apare în urma unei naşteri. – loc. lat. Trimis de oprocopiuc, 04.04.2004. Sursa: DEX 98 …   Dicționar Român

  • postpartum — /pohst pahr teuhm/, adj. Obstet. of or noting the period of time following childbirth; after delivery. Cf. antepartum. [1840 50; < NL post partum after childbirth; post POST + partum, acc. of partus a bringing forth, equiv. to par(ere) to bear… …   Universalium

  • postpartum — adjective postnatal …   Wiktionary

  • postpartum — nach der Geburt; postnatal …   Universal-Lexikon

  • postpartum — post|par|tum [ˌpəustˈpa:təm US ˌpoustˈpa:r ] adj technical [Date: 1800 1900; : Modern Latin; Origin: post partum after birth ] relating to the time immediately after a woman has a baby = ↑postnatal …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • postpartum —  After birth. postprandial. After dinner. potage. Soup …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

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