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Meaning of COLOSTRUM

Pronunciation:  ku'lâstrum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  milky fluid secreted for the first day or two after parturition
 

COLOSTRUM is a 9 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: foremilk
 
 See Also: milk

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Co*los"trum\, n. [L., biestings.] (Med.)
   (a) The first milk secreted after delivery; biestings.
   (b) A mixture of turpentine and the yolk of an egg,
       formerly used as an emulsion.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: thin, white, first milk produced by the breasts during late pregnancy and for a few days after childbirth. It provides a nursing infant with essential nutrients and infection-fighting antibodies.
 

 

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