preemie

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noun pree·mie \ˈprē-mē\
variants: or less commonly

Definition of preemie

  1. :  a premature baby

Origin and Etymology of preemie

premature + -ie


First Known Use: 1927


PREEMIE Defined for English Language Learners

preemie

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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
variants: or

premie

\ˈprē-mē\play

Medical Definition of preemie

  1. :  a baby born prematurely

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