colostrum

noun

co·​los·​trum kə-ˈlä-strəm How to pronounce colostrum (audio)
: milk secreted for a few days after childbirth and characterized by high protein and antibody content
colostral adjective

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Most milk supply begins with the first week of giving birth, supplying your baby with thick colostrum, the beginning and earliest part of breast milk supply. Dallas News, 18 Jan. 2023 These chews can also be given on a daily basis to support cognition and to manage everyday stress, thanks to the colostrum calming complex. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 23 Oct. 2022 These chewy bites are fortified with probiotics and colostrum to support your pup's growth and development. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 23 Oct. 2022 The few studies that have analyzed colostrum’s effect on exercise performance and recovery have been inconclusive. Abby Langer, Men's Health, 2 Jan. 2023 This formula contains ingredients like colostrum, Wild Alaskan Salmon oil and quercetin which help to keep histamine levels normal. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 29 Nov. 2022 Contents in the stomach like colostrum, breast milk, or formula are unequivocal proof of life, Andrew said. Laura Crimaldi, BostonGlobe.com, 4 Dec. 2022 According to the sanctuary, without colostrum from her mother's milk, Daisy and her immune system are massively compromised, making the calf vulnerable to illness. Kelli Bender, PEOPLE.com, 3 Jan. 2022 There was the absentee colostrum situation, which was mitigated by an emergency trip to the pediatrician, who awarded us with a bottle of formula and a tip to relax. Marina Khorosh, Vogue, 29 Oct. 2021 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Latin, beestings

First Known Use

1577, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of colostrum was in 1577

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Cite this Entry

“Colostrum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/colostrum. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

colostrum

noun
co·​los·​trum kə-ˈläs-trəm How to pronounce colostrum (audio)
: milk secreted for a few days after giving birth and having a high protein and antibody content

Medical Definition

colostrum

noun
co·​los·​trum kə-ˈläs-trəm How to pronounce colostrum (audio)
: milk secreted for a few days after childbirth and characterized by high protein and antibody content
colostral adjective

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