preweaning

adjective pre·wean·ing \ ˌprē-ˈwē-niŋ \
variants: or pre-weaning

Definition of preweaning

: existing or occurring before an animal or person has been weaned
  • preweaning mortality among calves

preweaned

play \ˌprē-ˈwēnd\ or pre-weaned adjective
    • preweaned calves

First Known Use of preweaning

1916

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