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

[Shortening and alteration of premature.]
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(ˈpriːmɪ) or


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

an infant born prematurely; a preterm.
[1925–30; prem (ature) + -ie]
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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
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[ˈpriːmɪ] N (US) (Med) → bebé m prematuro
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n (fam) recién nacido -da mf prematuro, prematuro -ra mf (fam)
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The new Preemie diaper Size P-3 is three sizes smaller than Newborn diapers, specially developed to fit the tiniest and most vulnerable premature babies born in the second trimester and weighing as little as 1 pound (800 grams).
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The process to create Huggies Little Snugglers Nano Preemie Diapers included intensive research and design optimization, as well as interviews with nurses and neonatal therapists to ensure the design provided optimal fit for healthy growth and development.
As Lucia continued her battle, Sandrine was putting together the first ever survival guide for preemie mums in the UAE.
Would you wear something purple on that day to show your support for preemies and their families?
For parents already dealing with the emotional stress associated with having a preemie and then carrying the added burden of leaving their child behind, miles away and for days if not weeks at a time, Angel Eye can help them cope.
But with her preemie now three, Graves compiled her best successes in managing her health while working and mothering in How to Be a Good Mommy When You're Sick: A Guide to Motherhood with Chronic Illness.
Baby Theo is another preemie, but mum Kaili already has her hands full with a 10-month-old.
Also, the size and body composition, that is, the amount of fat and amount of lean tissue, of an infant piglet "are typically comparable to those of a human preemie," says Burrin.
"The findings mean musical therapies could be tailored to the specific needs of a preemie," said study researcher Joanne Loewy, director of the Louis Armstrong Centre for Music & Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Centre in New York.