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

Derived forms: premature labours

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

Encyclopedia: Premature labour