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preterminal

preterminal

adjective pre·ter·mi·nal \(ˌ)prē-ˈtərm-nəl, -ˈtər-mə-\

Definition of PRETERMINAL

:  occurring or being in the period prior to death <preterminal cancer> <a preterminal patient>

First Known Use of PRETERMINAL

1947

Rhymes with PRETERMINAL

preterminal

adjective pre·ter·mi·nal \-ˈtərm-nəl, -ən-əl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PRETERMINAL

1
:  occurring or being in the period prior to death <preterminal cancer> <a preterminal patient>
2
:  situated or occurring anterior to an end (as of a nerve)

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