preemie

noun pree·mie \ˈprē-mē\

Definition of preemie

  1. :  a premature baby

Variants of preemie

less commonly

\ˈprē-mē\

Origin and Etymology of preemie

premature + -ie


First Known Use: 1927


PREEMIE Defined for English Language Learners

preemie

noun pree·mie \ˈprē-mē\

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

Medical Definition of preemie

  1. :  a baby born prematurely

Variants of preemie

or

premie

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