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.


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


  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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