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NICU

[ en-ahy-see-yoo, nik-yoo ]

noun

  1. neonatal intensive care unit: a specialized center in a hospital where intensive care is provided for newborn infants who are premature or have health problems.


NICU

abbreviation for

  1. neonatal intensive care unit


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Word History and Origins

Origin of NICU1

First recorded in 1970–75
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Example Sentences

Edmund was in the NICU for four months after he was born, and has had seven surgeries—some major and some minor.

In the NICU we held Zane for hours, knowing that it might be the last time we saw and held him.

Nicu was also a compulsive gambler and heavy drinker, as other sons have been.

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