colostrum

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From Latin colostrum.

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colostrum (usually uncountable, plural colostra)

  1. (medicine) A form of milk produced by the mammary glands in late pregnancy and the few days after giving birth. Human and bovine colostrum is thick and yellowish. In humans, it has high concentrations of nutrients and antibodies, but it is small in quantity.
  2. A mixture of turpentine and egg yolk, formerly used as an emulsion.

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Noun[edit]

colostrum n (genitive colostrī); second declension

  1. Alternative form of colostra

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative colostrum colostra
genitive colostrī colostrōrum
dative colostrō colostrīs
accusative colostrum colostra
ablative colostrō colostrīs
vocative colostrum colostra