of, involving, or occurring during the period closely surrounding the time of birth
Origin of perinatalperi- + natal
Of, relating to, or being the period around childbirth, especially the five months before and one month after birth: perinatal mortality; perinatal care.
(comparative more perinatal, superlative most perinatal)
- Of or pertaining to the time around birth.
- Perinatal HIV infection of infants is a problem in sub-Saharan Africa.