perinatology [per-uh-ney-tol-uh-jee] Word Origin noun

  1. a field of medicine focusing on problems emerging during the perinatal period.

Origin of perinatology First recorded in 1975–80; peri- + nat(al) + -o- + -logy Related formsper·i·na·tol·o·gist, noun perinatology in Medicine perinatology [pĕr′ə-nā-tŏl′ə-jē] n.

  1. The subspecialty of obstetrics concerned with the care of mothers, fetuses, and infants during the perinatal period.

Related formsper′i•na•tol′o•gist n.

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