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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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