Definition of perinatal in English:

perinatal

adjective

Medicine
  • Relating to the time, usually a number of weeks, immediately before and after birth.

    • ‘Studies have shown that perinatal and paediatric autopsies are performed best by perinatal and paediatric pathologists.’
    • ‘Obtain a thorough medical and dental history, covering the prenatal, perinatal and postnatal periods.’
    • ‘Preterm birth is a major challenge in perinatal health care.’
    • ‘They were transferred to our neonatal intensive care unit with a presumptive diagnosis of perinatal asphyxia.’
    • ‘These results demonstrate that perinatal inflammation can influence lung development.’

Pronunciation:

perinatal

/ˌperəˈnādl/