neonatal

play
adjective neo·na·tal \ˌnē-ō-ˈnā-təl\

Definition of neonatal

  1. :  of, relating to, or affecting the newborn and especially the human infant during the first month after birth neonatal mortality neonatal intensive care unit

neonatally

play \ˌnē-ō-ˈnā-təl-ē\ adverb

Examples of neonatal in a Sentence

  1. a neonatal intensive care unit

Recent Examples of neonatal from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'neonatal.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of neonatal

1894

Other Embryology Terms


NEONATAL Defined for English Language Learners

neonatal

play
adjective

Definition of neonatal for English Language Learners

  • medical : of, relating to, or taking care of babies in the first month after their birth


Medical Dictionary

neonatal

play
adjective neo·na·tal \ˌnē-ō-ˈnāt-əl\

Medical Definition of neonatal

  1. :  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

neonatally

\-əl-ē\play adverb


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up neonatal? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

an extremely thin woman

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Time Traveler Quiz: Which Word Came First?

  • time-traveler-quiz-which-word-came-first
  • Which came first?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!