Unborn vs Prenate - What's the difference?

unborn | prenate |


As nouns the difference between unborn and prenate

is that unborn is (countable) a single offspring at any stage of gestation while prenate is an unborn offspring at any stage of gestation.

As an adjective unborn

is not yet born; yet to come; future.

unborn

English

(wikipedia unborn)

Adjective

(-)
  • not yet born; yet to come; future.
  • not yet delivered; still existing in the mother's womb.
  • existing without birth or beginning.
  • Noun

  • (countable) A single offspring at any stage of gestation.
  • * 2009 , Catherine Playoust & Ellen Bradshaw Aitken, "The Leaping Child: Imagining the Unborn in Early Christian Literature", in Imagining the Fetus: The Unborn in Myth, Religion, and Culture (eds. Vanessa R. Sasson & Jane Marie Law), Oxford University Press (2009), ISBN 9780195380040, page 176:
  • Whereas the lack of a child brings shame upon Anna and Joachim, the converse holds true for Mary: the existence of an unborn in the womb of a woman who is supposed to be a virgin causes great scandal.
  • (uncountable) offspring collectively.
  • Inheritance law allows property to be left to the unborn .

    Quotations

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    prenate

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An unborn offspring at any stage of gestation.
  • * 2000 , Carista Luminaire-Rosen, Parenting Begins Before Conception: A Guide to Preparing Body, Mind, and Spirit for You and Your Future Child , Healing Arts Press (2000), ISBN 0892818271, page 220:
  • Compositions by such classical composers as Bach, Mozart, Hadyn, Handel, Fasch, and Vivaldi are excellent for the pregnant mom. It has been commonly noted that prenates do not like hard-rock music.
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