Simple Definition of neonatal
medical : of, relating to, or taking care of babies in the first month after their birth
Full Definition of neonatal
: of, relating to, or affecting the newborn and especially the human infant during the first month after birth <neonatal mortality>
neonatallyplay \-təl-ē\ adverb
Examples of neonatal in a sentence
a neonatal intensive care unit
Did You Know?
Partly based on the Latin natus, "born", neonatal means "newly born". Neonatal babies themselves are called neonates. Most hospitals now offer neonatal screening, which is used to detect diseases that are treatable only if identified during the first days of life, and specialized neonatal nursing as well. But despite spending much money on neonatal care, the U.S. still ranks lower than some much less wealthy countries (such as the Czech Republic, Portugal, and Cuba) in infant mortality (infant deaths).
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