neonatology

noun

neo·​na·​tol·​o·​gy ˌnē-ə-nā-ˈtä-lə-jē How to pronounce neonatology (audio)
: a branch of medicine concerned with the care, development, and diseases of newborn infants
neonatologist noun

Examples of neonatology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The alleged fraud occurred between April 2011 and September 2013 involving Christiana’s neonatology department, and between April 2011 and April 2017 invoving the cardiovascular surgery, urology, neurosurgery and ear, nose and throat departments. Randall Chase, Fortune Well, 25 Dec. 2023 Among them: Cincinnati Children’s has the only level IV neonatology intensive care unit, or NICU, in Greater Cincinnati, providing world-class care to infants at all Level III NICUs in the area. The Enquirer, 21 June 2023 Cincinnati Children’s was named in the top 10 of each of these areas and No. 1 in cancer care, diabetes and endocrinology, neonatology and urology. The Enquirer, 21 June 2023 The Clinic’s rankings were for cancer treatment (17), cardiology and heart surgery (15), diabetes and endocrinology (44), gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery (12), neonatology (14), nephrology (35), neurology and neurosurgery (25), orthopedics (26), pulmonology (32) and urology (23). Cliff Pinckard, cleveland, 16 June 2020 Care New England owns Women & Infants, Kent, and Butler hospitals and has expertise in family medicine, obstetrics, gynecology, neonatology, and adult psychiatry. BostonGlobe.com, 22 July 2021 The list also ranks the top 50 centers in 10 specialties: cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and GI surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and lung surgery, and urology. Adrianna Rodriguez, USA TODAY, 15 June 2021 The report ranks the top 50 facilities based on 10 pediatric specialties: cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and lung surgery, and urology. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland, 16 June 2020 It was ranked second in the nation for neonatology, diabetes and endocrinology, and cardiology and heart surgery, and was ranked third for gastroenterology and GI surgery, pulmonology and lung surgery. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 14 June 2022

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Word History

Etymology

neonate or neonat(al) + -o- + -logy

Note: Word introduced, along with neonatalogist, by American pediatrician Alexander J. Schaffer (1902-81) in Diseases of the Newborn (Philadelphia, 1960), p. 1.

First Known Use

1960, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of neonatology was in 1960

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Cite this Entry

“Neonatology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/neonatology. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

neonatology

noun
neo·​na·​tol·​o·​gy ˌnē-ə-nāt-ˈäl-ə-jē How to pronounce neonatology (audio)
plural neonatologies
: a branch of medicine concerned with the care, development, and diseases of newborn infants
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