Origin of neonatology

First recorded in 1955–60; neonate + -o- + -logy
Related formsne·o·na·tol·o·gist, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for neonatology


  1. the branch of medicine concerned with the development and disorders of newborn babies
Derived Formsneonatologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for neonatology

branch of medicine concerned with newborn infants, 1960, from neonate "recently born infant" + -ology.

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neonatology in Medicine


  1. The branch of pediatrics that deals with the diseases and care of newborns.neonatal medicine
Related formsne′o•na•tolo•gist n.
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neonatology in Science


  1. The branch of medicine that deals with the diseases and care of newborn infants.
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