Afterbirth (noun)

  1. The placenta and membranes expelled from the uterus after the birth of a mammal, especially a human or domestic animal.
  2. The material that is expelled from the uterus after birth.

Origin:

Derived from the old english word æftrbere, meaning 'what is born after'.

Examples:

  1. The afterbirth was examined to ensure that it was complete.
  2. The afterbirth can be discarded or saved for examination.
  3. Afterbirth is a source of stem cells that can be used in research.
  4. She experienced excessive bleeding after giving birth, which was due to a retained afterbirth.
  5. The afterbirth serves as a source of nutrition for the newborn during the first few days.
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