from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The thin yellowish fluid secreted by the mammary glands at the time of parturition that is rich in antibodies and minerals, and precedes the production of true milk. Also called foremilk.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A form of milk produced by the mammary glands in late pregnancy and the few days after giving birth. Human and bovine colostrum is thick and yellowish. In humans, it has high concentrations of nutrients and antibodies, but it is small in quantity.
- n. A mixture of turpentine and egg yolk, formerly used as an emulsion.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The first milk secreted after delivery; biestings.
- n. A mixture of turpentine and the yolk of an egg, formerly used as an emulsion.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The first milk secreted in the breasts after childbirth.
- n. An emulsion made by mixing turpentine and the yolk of eggs.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. milky fluid secreted for the first day or two after parturition
Latin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin colostrum. (Wiktionary)