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premature

 [pre″mah-chur´]
born or interrupted before the state of maturity; occurring before the proper time.
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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)]
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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.
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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)]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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)]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

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