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also pre·mie  (prē′mē)
n. Informal
A prematurely born infant.

[Shortening and alteration of premature.]


(ˈpriːmɪ) or


(Medicine) slang chiefly US and Canadian a premature infant
[C20: altered from premature]


(ˈpri mi)

an infant born prematurely; a preterm.
[1925–30; prem (ature) + -ie]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.preemie - an infant that is born prior to 37 weeks of gestationpreemie - an infant that is born prior to 37 weeks of gestation
neonate, newborn, newborn baby, newborn infant - a baby from birth to four weeks


[ˈpriːmɪ] N (US) (Med) → bebé m prematuro


n (fam) recién nacido -da mf prematuro, prematuro -ra mf (fam)
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The prohibitive cost of treatment for premature babies, or preemies as they are called, has been a matter of acute concern for parents in Dubai for a while now.
And now music therapists are devising interventions to help preemies thrive in the NICU and beyond.
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Sizes are available for preemies and newborns all the way to 18+ months.
In the current work, Hackam and colleagues found that TLR4 is present in higher amounts in the blood vessel lining in preemies than in full-term babies.
Many of these preemies, particularly those whose tiny digestive systems are simply too underdeveloped to handle mother's milk or infant formula, may need to be nourished exclusively via intravenous feeding, known as "total parenteral nutrition," or TPN.
For example, preemies whose parents sang to them had the greatest increase in activity or alertness.
Summary: For all the miracle stories of tiny preemies who survive, the sad reality is that scientists know far too little about what triggers premature birth and how to prevent it.