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neonate

[ nee-uh-neyt ]
/ ˈni əˌneɪt /
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noun

a newborn child, or one in its first 28 days.

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Origin of neonate

1930–35; neo- + -nate<Latin nātus born; see native
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British Dictionary definitions for neonate

neonate
/ (ˈniːəʊˌneɪt) /

noun

a newborn child, esp in the first week of life and up to four weeks old
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Medical definitions for neonate

neonate
[ nēə-nāt′ ]

n.

A neonatal infant.
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