An infant aged 1 month or less. SYN: newborn. [neo- + L. natus, born, fr. nascor, to be born]

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ne·o·nate 'nē-ə-.nāt n a newborn infant esp an infant less than a month old

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an infant at any time during the first 28 days of life. The word is particularly applied to infants just born or in the first week of life.
neonatal adj.

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neo·nate (neґo-nāt) 1. newborn infant. 2. newborn (def. 1).

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