perinatology [per-uh-ney-tol-uh-jee] Word Origin noun
- a field of medicine focusing on problems emerging during the perinatal period.
Origin of perinatology First recorded in 1975–80;+ + + Related formsper·i·na·tol·o·gist, noun perinatology in Medicine perinatology [pĕr′ə-nā-tŏl′ə-jē] n.
- The subspecialty of obstetrics concerned with the care of mothers, fetuses, and infants during the perinatal period.
Related formsper′i•na•tol′o•gist n.