neonate

[ nee-uh-neyt ]
/ ˈni əˌneɪt /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. neonatal hepatitis,
  2. neonatal herpes,
  3. neonatal medicine,
  4. neonatal mortality rate,
  5. neonatal tetany,
  6. neonaticide,
  7. neonatology,
  8. neoorthodox,
  9. neoorthodoxy,
  10. neopaganism

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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Word Origin and History for neonate

neonate

n.

"recently born infant," 1905, coined from neo- + Latin natus "born," past participle of nasci "be born" (Old Latin gnasci; see genus).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for neonate

neonate

[ nēə-nāt′ ]

n.

A neonatal infant.

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