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English definition of “preterm”

preterm

adjective uk   /ˌpriːˈtɜːm/ us    /priːˈtɜrm/ specialized
born before the full period of pregnancy is completed: preterm babies
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preterm

adverb // specialized
before the full period of pregnancy is completed: An estimated 15 million babies are born preterm.
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