Medical Dictionary

prematurity

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noun pre·ma·tu·ri·ty \-mə-ˈt(y)u̇r-ət-ē, -ˈchu̇r-, chiefly British ˌprem-ə-\

Medical Definition of prematurity

plural

prematurities

  1. 1:  the condition of an infant born viable but before 37 weeks of gestation

  2. 2:  premature contact


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