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colostrum

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noun co·los·trum \kə-ˈläs-trəm\

Definition of colostrum

  1. :  milk secreted for a few days after parturition and characterized by high protein and antibody content

colostral

play \-trəl\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of colostrum

Latin, beestings


First Known Use: 1577


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colostrum

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noun co·los·trum \kə-ˈläs-trəm\

Medical Definition of colostrum

  1. :  milk secreted for a few days after childbirth and characterized by high protein and antibody content

colostral

\-trəl\play adjective



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