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Infant

The word infant is commonly used as a slightly more formal word for baby (the youngest category of child).

The term infant is also used as formal/legal term for minor; that is, a child in general.

A newborn infant is known as a neonate (neonatal, neonatus) after the final stage of gestation throughout the first three months.

A human infant which is less than 28 days old is a newborn.

The term can technically also apply to premature infants and postmature infants, as well as full term newborns.

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