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- adj. Describing the period before childbirth; antenatal
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- adj. occurring or existing before birth
1908, from Latin ante ("before") partum ("giving birth"), form of partus, from pariō ("I give birth"), from Proto-Indo-European *per- (“to bring forth”). (Wiktionary)