previable

adjective

pre·​vi·​a·​ble ˌprē-ˈvī-ə-bəl How to pronounce previable (audio)
variants or pre-viable
: not considered sufficiently developed to survive outside the uterus
a previable fetus

Word History

First Known Use

1881, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of previable was in 1881

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“Previable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/previable. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

previable

adjective
pre·​vi·​able -ˈvī-ə-bəl How to pronounce previable (audio)
: not considered sufficiently developed to survive outside the uterus
a previable fetus
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