preemie

noun pree·mie \ ˈprē-mē \
variants: or less commonly
|Updated on: 16 Jul 2018

Definition of preemie

: a premature baby

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Origin and Etymology of preemie

premature + -ie


PREEMIE Defined for English Language Learners

preemie

Definition of preemie for English Language Learners

  • : a baby that is born before it has fully developed : a premature baby


Medical Dictionary

preemie

noun pree·mie
variants: or premie play \ˈprē-mē\

medical Definition of preemie

: a baby born prematurely

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