rooming-in

noun

room·​ing-in ˈrü-miŋ-ˈin How to pronounce rooming-in (audio)
ˈru̇-
: an arrangement in a hospital whereby a newborn infant is kept in a crib at the mother's bedside instead of in a nursery

Word History

First Known Use

1943, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rooming-in was in 1943

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“Rooming-in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rooming-in. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

Medical Definition

rooming-in

noun

room·​ing-in ˈrüm-iŋ-ˈin, ˈru̇m- How to pronounce rooming-in (audio)
: an arrangement in a hospital whereby a newborn infant is kept in the mother's hospital room instead of in a nursery
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