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perinatology

Pronunciation: per'i-na-tol'o-je

Definition: A subspeciality of obstetrics concerned with care of the mother and fetus during pregnancy, labor, and delivery, particularly when the mother or fetus is at a high risk for complications.

Synonym(s): perinatal medicine

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