- The first milk produced by a mammal after giving birth, which is rich in antibodies and nutrients.
- A substance resembling colostrum, used in animal feed.
Late middle english: from latin colostrum, from greek kolostron, of unknown origin.
- The mother dog licked her new born puppies and fed them with colostrum.
- Cows can produce high-quality colostrum for the first 72 hours after giving birth.
- Goats' colostrum is a good source of protein, vitamins, and minerals.
- Rats were fed a diet of colostrum to study its effect on their immune system.
- Colostrum supplements are becoming increasingly popular among athletes for their perceived performance-enhancing benefits.