Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to newborn infants or an infant: neonatal care; neonatal disorders.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the period of time immediately following birth, or to the newborn.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. of or pertaining to a neonate.
  • adj. newly born; recently born.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Relating to the new-born; of recent birth.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. relating to or affecting the infant during the first month after birth

Etymologies

neo- +‎ natal. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Some died (the three-year-old and the 75-year-old man) and some were physically injured (the child's mother and the seven-month fetus she was carrying -- the baby is still in neonatal intensive care) and some were terribly psychologically scarred.

    It may not be a trend, but it does happen

  • What she is experiencing is called neonatal abstinence syndrome, or NAS.

    Between Expectations

  • Nuclear factor-kappaB activation in neonatal mouse lung protects against lipopolysaccharide-induced inflammation.

    Recent Neonatal Research Publications

  • Computer-related medication errors in neonatal intensive care units.

    Recent Neonatal Research Publications

  • Crombleholme TM, Adzick NS, Hardy K, Longaker MT, Duncan BW, Harrison MR: Pulmonary lobar transplantation in neonatal swine: A model for treatment of congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

    CHOP congenital diaphragmatic hernia publications

  • Marissa and her husband Rick were reassured by the excellence and compassion of the doctors and nurses who cared for Alex during those crucial nine days in neonatal intensive care.

    Leukemia Story: Alex

  • Crombleholme TM, Adzick NS, Hardy K, Longaker MT, Duncan BW, Harrison MR: Pulmonary lobar transplantation in neonatal swine: A model for the treatment of diaphragmatic hernia.

    CHOP congenital diaphragmatic hernia publications

  • Crombleholme TM, Adzick NS, Longaker MT, Duncan BW, Harrison MR: Reduced size lung transplantation in neonatal swine: Technique and short-term physiologic response.

    CHOP congenital diaphragmatic hernia publications

  • CHRISTY FEIG, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Mothers taking antidepressants during the last trimester of pregnancy may put their newborns at risk for a condition some call neonatal behavioral syndrome says a new report.

    CNN Transcript May 21, 2005

  • Upon arrival, her assessment of the foal was that it was starting a disorder called neonatal maladjustment syndrome; plainly stated, this was a dummy foal.

    Liz O'Connell: You Can Bet on Little Larky

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