foremilk

foremilk
noun
milky fluid secreted for the first day or two after parturition
Syn: ↑colostrum
Hypernyms: ↑milk

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\\ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷\ noun
Etymology: fore- + milk
1. : the first-drawn milk (as of a cow) usually poor in fat and contaminated with bacteria from the teat canal

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/fawr"milk', fohr"-/, n.
colostrum.
[1900-05; FORE- + MILK]

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