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Noun: premature labor
Usage: US (elsewhere: premature labour)
  1. Labor beginning prior to the 37th week of gestation
    - premature labour [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: premature labors

Type of: childbed [archaic], confinement, labor [US], labour [Brit, Cdn], lying-in, parturiency, travail [literary]

Encyclopedia: Premature labor