neonatal

adjective
neo·​na·​tal | \ ˌnē-ō-ˈnā-tᵊl How to pronounce neonatal (audio) \

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

Other Words from neonatal

neonatally \ ˌnē-​ō-​ˈnā-​tᵊl-​ē How to pronounce neonatal (audio) \ adverb

Examples of neonatal in a Sentence

a neonatal intensive care unit
Recent Examples on the Web He was born six weeks early, and ended up needing to spend about 12 days in the neonatal intensive care unit. USA Today, 4 Jan. 2022 At birth, the baby was in the neonatal intensive care unit for about a week. cleveland, 2 Jan. 2022 At birth, the baby was in the neonatal intensive care unit for about a week. Annie Lane, oregonlive, 2 Jan. 2022 Casen would also struggle with infections, and spent the first 154 days of his life in the neonatal intensive care unit. Nick Maslow, PEOPLE.com, 22 Dec. 2021 He was born six weeks early, and ended up needing to spend about 12 days in the neonatal intensive care unit. IndyStar, 20 Dec. 2021 The first few weeks of his life in the neonatal intensive care unit were tough. Ariana Eunjung Cha, Anchorage Daily News, 19 Dec. 2021 Her infant daughter had to spend five weeks in the neonatal intensive care unit while Ms. Ruiz, 34, dealt with her own postpartum complications. New York Times, 1 Dec. 2021 Texas Biomed officials said the primates at its campus have helped produce significant advancements, including a neonatal high-frequency ventilator, a hepatitis B vaccine, a cure for hepatitis C and a vaccine for the Ebola virus. Peggy O’hare, San Antonio Express-News, 8 Dec. 2021

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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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“Neonatal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/neonatal. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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More Definitions for neonatal

neonatal

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of neonatal

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

neonatal

adjective
neo·​na·​tal | \ ˌnē-ō-ˈnāt-ᵊl How to pronounce neonatal (audio) \

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 How to pronounce neonatal (audio) \ adverb

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