neonatal

adjective
neo·​na·​tal | \ˌnē-ō-ˈnā-tᵊl \

Definition of neonatal 

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

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Other Words from neonatal

neonatally \ ˌnē-​ō-​ˈnā-​tᵊl-​ē \ adverb

Examples of neonatal in a Sentence

a neonatal intensive care unit

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Johnson, a neonatal nurse, told the University of Kansas Cancer Center. Madeline Farber, Fox News, "Kansas mom battling breast cancer ignores doctor's abortion advice, celebrates healthy baby," 25 May 2018 But parents—and, somewhat surprisingly to Guillet, neonatal nurses—were skeptical. Charles Schmidt, Scientific American, "Many Pediatric Studies Are a Waste of Time," 1 Sep. 2017 The move will allow Truman to expand its neonatal intensive care unit, or NICU, and add patient rooms to the main hospital. Allison Kite, kansascity, "Patient demand drives $70 million expansion on Hospital Hill," 11 July 2018 The neonatal unit was safe and remained open to women who were more than 32 weeks into a pregnancy, hospital medical director Ian Harvey said. Ryan Gaydos, Fox News, "String of unexplained baby deaths at hospital leads to murder charges for British medical worker," 4 July 2018 The female suspect worked at the neonatal unit of the Countess of Chester Hospital south of Liverpool. William Booth, chicagotribune.com, "'Healthcare professional' arrested for allegedly murdering 8 babies in British hospital," 3 July 2018 The female suspect worked at the neonatal unit of the Countess of Chester Hospital south of Liverpool. William Booth, BostonGlobe.com, "‘Healthcare professional’ arrested for allegedly murdering eight babies in British hospital," 3 July 2018 Proceeds came to about $3,000, earmarked for more equipment for the neonatal intensive-care unit. Ruth Sowby Rands, latimes.com, "On the Town: Women’s Council donates $20,000 to USC Verdugo Hills Hospital," 19 June 2018 In October, Trump visited a treatment center for infants suffering from neonatal abstinence syndrome, a collection of symptoms caused by being exposed to addictive drugs in utero. Pamela Ren Larson, azcentral, "All eyes on Melania Trump's attire for expected Arizona visit," 28 June 2018

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First Known Use of neonatal

1894, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for neonatal

New Latin neonatus neonate + -al entry 1

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The first known use of neonatal was in 1894

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neonatal

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of neonatal

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

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

Other Words from neonatal

neonatally \ -​ᵊl-​ē \ adverb

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