neonate

noun ne·o·nate \ ˈnē-ə-ˌnāt \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of neonate

:a newborn child; especially :a child less than a month old

Examples of neonate in a Sentence

  1. the hospital has added a new wing especially for neonates

Recent Examples of neonate from the Web

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

Origin and Etymology of neonate

borrowed from New Latin neonatus (short for infans neonatus, neo-natus puerulus, etc.), from neo- neo- + Latin natus, past participle of nāscī "to be born" — more at nation

Other Embryology Terms


Medical Dictionary

neonate

noun ne·o·nate \ ˈnē-ə-ˌnāt \

medical Definition of neonate

:a newborn infant; especially :an infant less than a month old


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up neonate? 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

to praise usually to excess

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

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!