premature birth

noun

variants also premature delivery
: birth of a baby after a gestation period of less than 37 weeks

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“Premature birth.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/premature%20birth. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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