colostrum

[kuh-los-truhm]
noun
a yellowish liquid, especially rich in immune factors, secreted by the mammary gland of female mammals a few days before and after the birth of their young.
Also called foremilk.


Origin:
1570–80; < Latin colostrum, colustrum beestings

colostral, adjective
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colostrum (kəˈlɒstrəm)
 
n
the thin milky secretion from the nipples that precedes and follows true lactation. It consists largely of serum and white blood cells
 
[C16: from Latin, of obscure origin]
 
co'lostral
 
adj

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colostrum
1570s, from L. colostrum "first milk from an animal."
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colostrum co·los·trum (kə-lŏs'trəm)
n.
The first milk secreted at the time of parturition, differing from the milk secreted later by containing more lactalbumin and lactoprotein, and also being rich in antibodies that confer passive immunity to the newborn. Also called foremilk.


co·los'tral (-trəl) adj.
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