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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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"Adults need only 14 to 18 breathes per minute, but preemies need 45 to 50 to get things cleared and going."
Burrin, are trying to find out how much feeding by mouth is needed to stimulate and normalize preemies' intestinal growth.
Now, a study conducted by researchers at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, suggests that music aids preemies to thrive and grow.
The issues go beyond physical health: As preemies get older they tend to lag behind their peers in school and, later, professionally.
Toledo, OH, April 27, 2018 --( Graham's Foundation (, the global support organization for parents going through the journey of prematurity, will introduce this year's Ambassador Family at its 'Tinis for Preemies evening at the Carranor Hunt & Polo Club.
Olivia learned that parents of preemies maybe aren't ready, either, when they give birth much earlier than expected.
[USA], Aug 11 (ANI): Parents of preemies are usually worn to a frazzle more than other parents when their kids are young, but according to a recent study, there's light at the end of the tunnel.
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.
But the biggest risk is to the youngest preemies, those born before 28 weeks gestation.
Mariela Castillo, a specialist on mother and child health for UNICEF, says that it is "crucial" for preemies to receive "appropriate newborn care." This means, says Castillo "ensuring that babies who have difficulty breathing get quick attention, and that all newborns are breastfed and kept warm, dry and clean."
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.