Definition of preterm adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

preterm

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˌpriːˈtɜːm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpriːˈtɜːrm//
 
 
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born or happening after a short pregnancy, especially one that is less than 37 weeks caring for low birthweight and preterm babies a preterm birth/delivery

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