Definition of afterbirth noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈɑːftəbɜːθ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈæftərbɜːrθ//
(also the afterbirth) [singular] Birth
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the material that comes out of a woman or female animal’s body after a baby has been born, and which was necessary to feed and protect the baby synonym placenta See related entries: Birth
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: afterbirth