of or noting the period prior to childbirth; before delivery.
1908, from Latin phrase ante partum “before birth” (see postpartum).
antepartum an·te·par·tum (ān’tē-pär’təm)
Of or occurring in the period before childbirth.
a foretaste; appetizer. Historical Examples It is but a taste, a foretaste, an antepast of the feast of heaven. Henry Martyn Saint and Scholar George Smith The mildness of the sentence was an antepast of a more enlarged liberty under the new form of government. Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution L. Carroll Judson
the decoration of the front of an altar, as a covering of silk or a painted panel. noun (pl) -dia (-dɪə) a covering hung over the front of an altar
noun (botany) the position opposite a given part of a plant
antepyretic antepyretic an·te·py·ret·ic (ān’tē-pī-rět’ĭk) adj. Before the onset of fever. Also called antefebrile.
situated before or at the front of; fore (opposed to ). going before in time or sequence; preceding; earlier: events anterior to the outbreak of war. Linguistics. (in distinctive feature analysis) articulated in the region extending from the alveolar ridge to the lips; alveolar, dental, or labial. (in animals and embryos) pertaining to or toward […]