premature birth

noun
variants: also premature delivery

Medical Definition of premature birth

: 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 29 Sep. 2020.

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