preterminal

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

Definition of preterminal

  1. :  occurring or being in the period prior to death preterminal cancer a preterminal patient

1947

First Known Use of preterminal

1947


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preterminal

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adjective pre·ter·mi·nal \-ˈtərm-nəl, -ən-əl\

Medical Definition of preterminal

  1. 1:  occurring or being in the period prior to death preterminal cancer a preterminal patient

  2. 2:  situated or occurring anterior to an end (as of a nerve) preterminal axons

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