Definition of preterm
: of, relating to, being, or brought forth by premature birth a preterm infant preterm labor
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The highest rate of preterm birth was among non-Hispanic blacks, at 13.75 percent, and lowest among Asians, at 8.63 percent.
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Medical Definition of preterm
: of, relating to, being, or born by premature birth preterm infants a preterm delivery preterm labor
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