preterminal

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

Definition of preterminal 

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

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1947, in the meaning defined above

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preterminal

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

Medical Definition of preterminal 

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

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

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