prematurity

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

Medical Definition of prematurity

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

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