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

Examples of colostrum in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Which brings us to: Do bovine colostrum supplements actually deliver? Audrey Bruno, SELF, 11 Apr. 2024 For anyone else interested in trying colostrum supplements, both dietitians advised consulting with a doctor before trying them. Melissa Rudy, Fox News, 10 Feb. 2024 This colostrum is rich in antibodies, growth factors, and other important nutrients that help support a healthy immune system. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 25 Apr. 2023 Colostrum supplements tend to be marketed for the same benefits human colostrum offers to infants: immune support and gut health. Nick Blackmer, Verywell Health, 13 Feb. 2024 The concentration of these substances wanes significantly after about three days, at which point colostrum production ends and milk production begins. Nina Shapiro, Forbes, 15 Feb. 2024 Bovine colostrum supplements may not be suitable for individuals with dairy allergies, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, and those taking immunosuppressant medications, according to Routhenstein. Melissa Rudy, Fox News, 10 Feb. 2024 Bovine colostrum supplements are expensive, ranging from $50 to $100 per 16 ounces. Rebecca Jaspan, Mph, Rd, Health, 26 Oct. 2023 Experts recommend checking with a healthcare provider before starting colostrum supplementation. Rebecca Jaspan, Mph, Rd, Health, 26 Oct. 2023

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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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“Colostrum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/colostrum. Accessed 17 May. 2024.

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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