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preterm

 [pre-term]
before completion of the full term of pregnancy.

preterm

/pre·term/ (-term´) before completion of the full term; said of pregnancy or of an infant.

preterm

(prē′tûrm′, prē-tûrm′)
adj.
Occurring or appearing before the expected time at the end of a full-term pregnancy: preterm labor; a preterm infant.
n.
An infant born prematurely.

preterm

[prēturm′]
Etymology: L, prae, before; Gk, terma, limit
1 n, events before a specific date.
2 adj, pertaining to a shorter than normal period of gestation.
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