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afterbirth

 [af´ter-berth″]
the placenta and fetal membranes expelled from the uterus after childbirth. Called also secundines.

af·ter·birth

(af'ter-berth),
The placenta and fetal membranes that are extruded from the uterus after birth.
Synonym(s): secundina, secundines

afterbirth

/af·ter·birth/ (af´ter-birth″) the placenta and membranes delivered from the uterus after childbirth.

afterbirth

(ăf′tər-bûrth′)
n.
The placenta and fetal membranes expelled from the uterus following birth.

afterbirth

Etymology: AS, aefter + ME, burth
the placenta, the amnion, the chorion, and some amniotic fluid, blood, and blood clots expelled from the uterus after childbirth.

afterbirth

Obstetrics
Placenta and foetal membranes that are normally expelled from the uterus after delivering the infant.
 
Vox populi
A child born after a father’s death or last testament; posthumous birth.

afterbirth

Obstetrics Placenta and fetal membranes that are normally expelled from the uterus after delivering the infant, ergo, 'after birth'. See Placenta.

af·ter·birth

(af'tĕr-bĭrth)
The placenta and membranes that are extruded from the uterus after birth of a baby.
Synonym(s): secundines.

afterbirth

The PLACENTA, the umbilical cord and the ruptured membranes which surrounded the FETUS before birth. These parts are expelled from the womb (UTERUS) within an hour or two of birth.

afterbirth

the remains of the placenta and umbilical cord that are voided from the uterus of EUTHERIAN mammals after the young is born.

afterbirth

the special tissues associated with the development of a fetus in the uterus that are expelled after the birth of a neonate. These are the placenta, or the structure attached to the wall of the uterus through which nourishment passes from the mother to the fetus, and the umbilical cord, which attaches the fetus to the placenta. See also fetal membranes.
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You could lose your operating privileges, for example, if you even emptied the uterus of someone who was bleeding, unless she had already passed some afterbirth.