prelacteal

adjective
pre·​lacteal | \ "+ \

Definition of prelacteal

1 : preceding the milk teeth used of early rudimentary teeth of marsupials
2a of an infant food : taken before milk
b of infant feeding : preceding the taking of milk

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pre- + lacteal

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“Prelacteal.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prelacteal. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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