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pre·term

 (prē′tûrm′, prē-tûrm′)
adj.
Occurring or appearing before the expected time at the end of a full-term pregnancy: preterm labor; a preterm infant.
n.
An infant born prematurely.

preterm

(ˌpriːˈtɜːm)
adj
(Medicine) (of a baby) born prematurely
adv
prematurely

pre•term

(priˈtɜrm)

adj.
1. occurring earlier in pregnancy than expected.
n.
2. a baby born before the 37th week of pregnancy, esp. when undersized.
[1925–30]
Translations

preterm

[ˌpriːˈtɜːm]
A. ADJprematuro
B. ADVprematuramente

preterm

n. pretérmino, lo que concierne a sucesos anteriores a completar el término de treinta y siete semanas en un embarazo.

preterm

adj pretérmino (inv); — contractions contracciones fpl pretérmino
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