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Definition of "neonatal" []

  • Of or relating to newborn infants or an infant: neonatal care; neonatal disorders. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to newborn children, esp in the first week of life and up to four weeks old (adjective)

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Use "neonatal" in a sentence
  • "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."
  • "What she is experiencing is called neonatal abstinence syndrome, or NAS."
  • "Nuclear factor-kappaB activation in neonatal mouse lung protects against lipopolysaccharide-induced inflammation."