Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


1. (Gynaecology & Obstetrics) another word for colostrum
2. (Agriculture) the first milk drawn from a cow's udder prior to milking
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


(kəˈlɒs trəm)

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]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.foremilk - milky fluid secreted for the first day or two after parturition
milk - produced by mammary glands of female mammals for feeding their young
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Foremilk was obtained from cows without mastitis, udder lobes and cow numbers were recorded, and samples were placed in tubes.
Between the third and seventh day after giving birth, your milk supply comes in containing two parts, which might separate in the fridge: Foremilk is thin, and may appear pale blue; Hindmilk has more fat and will be slightly thicker and creamier in texture.
The foremilk is discarded, and then a little milk drawn into each well.
Darling, "Volume of foremilk, hindmilk, and total milk produced by mothers of very preterm infants born at less than 28 weeks of gestation," Journal of Human Lactation, vol.
Over the course of a feeding, breast milk changes from foremilk, high in water and lactose, to hind milk - high in fat and calories.
Relationship between mastitis agents and somatic cell count in foremilk samples.
Streak canal swab and quarter foremilk samples were collected aseptically from 20 lactating mastitis free cows and buffaloes each in their first 2 months of second to third lactation and subjected to microbiological examination as per standard procedures.
A new hand-milking kit, including a 3-gallon stainless steel bucket, a stainless steel storage can, a strainer with disposable milk filters, and a strip cup for checking foremilk, sells for about $350.
Secondly, microbiological examination of duplicate quarter foremilk samples was performed (Pantoja et al., 2009) to further confirm and determine the intramammary infection status (;(Hogan et al., 1999).