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

  • n. A newborn infant, especially one less than four weeks old.

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  • n. A newborn infant; recently born baby.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A newborn child, especially one less than one month old.

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

  • n. a baby from birth to four weeks


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

neo- + Latin nātus, past participle of nāscī, to be born; see genə- in Indo-European roots.


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  • Moreover, the use of this time in culture also matches up to brain growth rate in full-term neonate

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  • Cytokines and inflammatory response in the fetus and neonate.

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  • Unsuspected obstructive fetal neck masses often prove fatal because of an inability to secure an airway and ventilate the neonate, which results in hypoxia and acidosis.

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  • The program keeps neonatologists and neonatal healthcare providers up-to-date with the latest therapies used to treat the sick neonate.

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  • A shunt infection can be devastating for the neonate or premature infant, especially when it involves gram-negative organisms.


  • So F, who has seen the photographs of himself as a neonate from 1999, is keen to be woken up in time for this one.

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  • “Separation distress call in the human neonate in the absence of maternal body contact.”

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  • Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus necrotizing fasciitis in a neonate.


  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Committee on the Fetus and Newborn and Section on Surgery and Canadian Pediatric Society and Fetus and Newborn Committee, “Policy statement: prevention and management of pain in the neonate: an update,” Pediatrics 118(5) (2006): 2231-41.

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