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neonatal

adjective neo·na·tal \ˌnē-ō-ˈnā-təl\

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>
neo·na·tal·ly \-təl-ē\ adverb
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Examples of NEONATAL

  1. a neonatal intensive care unit

First Known Use of NEONATAL

1894

Other Embryology Terms

gravid, neonate, ontogeny, parturition

Rhymes with NEONATAL

Medical Dictionary

neonatal

adjective neo·na·tal \ˌnē-ō-ˈnāt-əl\

Medical Definition of NEONATAL

:  of, relating to, or affecting the newborn and especially the human infant during the first month after birth <neonatal jaundice> <neonatal death>—compare prenatal, intranatal, postnatal
neo·na·tal·ly \-əl-ē\ adverb

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