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co·los·trum

 (kə-lŏs′trəm)
n.
The thin yellowish fluid secreted by the mammary glands at the time of parturition that is rich in antibodies and minerals, and precedes the production of true milk. Also called foremilk.

[Latin.]

co·los′tral (-trəl) adj.

colostrum

(kəˈlɒstrəm)
n
(Gynaecology & Obstetrics) 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]
coˈlostral, coˈlostric adj

co•los•trum

(kəˈlɒs trəm)

n.
a yellow fluid rich in protein and immune factors, secreted by the mammary glands during the first few days of lactation.
[1570–80; < Latin colostrum, colustrum beestings]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.colostrum - milky fluid secreted for the first day or two after parturition
milk - produced by mammary glands of female mammals for feeding their young
Translations

colostrum

[kəˈlɒstrəm] Ncolostro m, calostro m

co·los·trum

n. colostro, secreción de la glándula mamaria anterior a la leche.

colostrum

n calostro
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His carers insist he needs to have milk from a mare which contains colostrum - natural antibodies only found in a mother's milk.
He's doubled up on the bathroom tile, // hands cupping his tumescent / belly, the slow rub of his fingers // slipping the skin back and forth / like the flesh of an overripe peach, // caressing it like a breast, / as if it would leak colostrum thick // with extravagance, spill it / onto the floor.