Neonate definition

nēə-nāt
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A newborn infant, especially one less than four weeks old.
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A newly-born individual, esp. an infant during its first month of life.
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A newborn infant, especially one less than four weeks old.
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A newborn infant; recently born baby.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
neonate
Plural:
neonates

Origin of neonate

  • neo– Latin nātus past participle of nāscī to be born genə- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition