neonatal

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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

Did You Know?

Partly based on the Latin natus, "born", neonatal means "newly born". Neonatal babies themselves are called neonates. Most hospitals now offer neonatal screening, which is used to detect diseases that are treatable only if identified during the first days of life, and specialized neonatal nursing as well. But despite spending much money on neonatal care, the U.S. still ranks lower than some much less wealthy countries (such as the Czech Republic, Portugal, and Cuba) in infant mortality (infant deaths).

1894

First Known Use of neonatal

1894

Other Embryology Terms


NEONATAL Defined for English Language Learners

neonatal

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adjective neo·na·tal \ˌnē-ō-ˈnā-təl\

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

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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

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