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pab·lum

(pab'lŭm),
A precooked infant food, a mixture of wheat, oat, and corn meals, wheat embryo, alfalfa leaves, brewers' yeast, iron, and sodium chloride.
[L. pabulum, nourishment, fr. pasco, to nourish]

pab·lum

(pab'lŭm)
A precooked infant food, a mixture of wheat, oat, and corn meals, wheat embryo, alfalfa leaves, brewers' yeast, iron, and sodium chloride.
Synonym(s): pabulum.
[L. pabulum, nourishment, fr. pasco, to nourish]
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