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premature

 [pre″mah-chur´]
born or interrupted before the state of maturity; occurring before the proper time.

pre·ma·ture

(prē'mă-tūr' -tyūr),
1. Occurring before the usual or expected time.
2. Denoting an infant born at a gestational age of less than 37 weeks; birth weight is no longer considered a criterion for use of this designation.
[L. praematurus, too early, fr. prae-, pre- + maturus, ripe (mature)]

premature

(prē′mə-tyo͝or′, -to͝or′, -cho͝or′)
adj.
Born after a gestation period of less than the normal time: a premature infant.

pre′ma·ture′ly adv.
pre′ma·ture′ness, pre′ma·tu′ri·ty n.

premature

[-məcho̅o̅r′]
Etymology: L, praematurus, too soon
1 not fully developed or mature.
2 occurring before the appropriate or usual time. prematurity, n.

pre·ma·ture

(prē'mă-chŭr')
1. Occurring before the usual or expected time.
2. Denoting an infant born less than 37 weeks (8 1/2 months) after conception.
[L. praematurus, too early, fr. prae-,pre- + maturus, ripe (mature)]

pre·ma·ture

(prē'mă-chŭr')
1. Occurring before the usual or expected time.
2. Denoting an infant born at a gestational age of less than 37 weeks.
[L. praematurus, too early, fr. prae-, pre- + maturus, ripe (mature)]

premature

born or interrupted before the state of maturity; occurring before the proper time.

premature activation potentiation
premature heartbeats
arise from irritable foci from within the myocardium in either the atrium or ventricle or close to the A-V node (junctional premature beats). They may cause irregularity of the heartbeat but they can be accurately identified only by the use of an electrocardiograph.
premature ventricular contraction (PVC)
see premature heartbeats (above).
premature young
a newborn animal born before the full term of its pregnancy but capable of maintaining an independent existence.

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At last the lecture came to an end--I am inclined to think that it was a premature one, as the peroration was hurried and disconnected.
The person answerable for this premature departure was Francis Westwick.
Wilcome was in the act of reading the premature dispatch, in which J.
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Sophia was charmed with the contemplation of so heroic an action, and began to compliment herself with much premature flattery, when Cupid, who lay hid in her muff, suddenly crept out, and like Punchinello in a puppet-show, kicked all out before him.
Passion for power: the earthquake which breaketh and upbreaketh all that is rotten and hollow; the rolling, rumbling, punitive demolisher of whited sepulchres; the flashing interrogative-sign beside premature answers.
a probably premature conclusion upon the doubtful parts of the physiological problem.
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I could relate an anecdote in point, but that it would be premature.
Any open reference to the question, on my part, would have been premature at this early stage of our reconciliation.
In this career he met with great success, and would certainly have married an heiress in the end, but for an unlucky check which led to his premature decease.
Master Bates saw something so exquisitely ludicrous in this reply, that he burst into another laugh; which laugh, meeting the coffee he was drinking, and carrying it down some wrong channel, very nearly terminated in his premature suffocation.