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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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I was drunk," said Royce; and this simplicity in the prematurely battered man somehow had the pathos of the first sin of a baby.
It leapt upon poor Armstrong prematurely, and by this morning he was in such a case that he sat here and cried he was in hell, in so crazy a voice that his daughter did not know it.
She was the abject wreck of a beautiful woman, wizened, prematurely aged.
Stepan Arkadyevitch frowned at Grinevitch's words, giving him thereby to understand that it was improper to pass judgment prematurely, and made him no reply.
The worn and wasted look which had prematurely aged her face was fast leaving it, and the expression which had been the first of its charms in past days was the first of its beauties that now returned.
You have to thank me, Ned, for being of good family; for your mother, charming person as she was, and almost broken-hearted, and so forth, as she left me, when she was prematurely compelled to become immortal--had nothing to boast of in that respect.
A team from Warwick University has found children born prematurely tend to do worse at school than their peers, and are more likely to end up in low income jobs.
Austrian based carrier InterSky and Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey again prematurely prolong their partnership by signing a contract that extends the duration of the existing contract until 2023.
637billion for debt servicing in year 2015-16 in order to prematurely retire federal loans and foreign exchange loans, said an official paper.
The shortage of incubators for prematurely born babies, or preemies as they are called, across hospitals in Dubai is placing severe stress on all stakeholders -- parents, hospitals and the health authorities.
BEING born prematurely can triple a baby's risk of developing childhood asthma, new research has shown.
6 million American children - one out of every 13 under age 18 - will die prematurely from smoking-related diseases at the current rate of smoking.