previable

adjective pre·vi·a·ble \ ˌprē-ˈvī-ə-bəl \
variants: or pre-viable

Definition of previable

: not considered sufficiently developed to survive outside the uterus
  • a previable fetus

First Known Use of previable

1881

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previable

adjective pre·vi·able \ -ˈvī-ə-bəl \

medical Definition of previable

: not sufficiently developed to survive outside the uterus
  • a previable fetus

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