Definition of NICU in English:

NICU

Pronunciation /ˈnikyo͞o/ /ˈnɪkju/

noun

US
  • A hospital ward or department equipped and staffed to provide intensive care to dangerously ill or premature newborn babies.

    ‘her baby had to go into the NICU’
    • ‘babies in our NICUs are cared for by a multidisciplinary team’

Origin

1970s abbreviation of neonatal intensive care unit (see intensive care).