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Noun: preemie  pree-mee
Usage: N. Amer, informal (elsewhere: premature baby)
  1. An infant that is born prior to 37 weeks of gestation
    - premature baby, preterm baby, premature infant, preterm infant, premie [N. Amer, informal], prem [informal]

Derived forms: preemies

Type of: neonate, newborn

Encyclopedia: Preemie