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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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