preemie
also premie noun Etymology: premature + -ie Date: 1927 a premature baby

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • preemie — En inglés, abreviatura de neonato prematuro. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …   Diccionario médico

  • preemie — baby born prematurely, 1927, premy, Amer.Eng. shortening of PREMATURE (Cf. premature). Modern spelling is from 1949 …   Etymology dictionary

  • preemie — ☆ preemie [prē′mē ] n. [altered < PREM(ATURE) + IE] Informal a prematurely born infant, esp. one weighing less than 2.5 kg ( c. 5.5 lb) …   English World dictionary

  • preemie — n. a premature baby. (Medical.) □ There were two preemies born today. □ I was a preemie …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • preemie — /pree mee/, n. Informal. an infant born prematurely; a preterm. [1925 30; PREM(ATURE), respelled to represent the pron. unambiguously + IE] * * * …   Universalium

  • preemie — noun A baby that has been born prematurely. Prematurity is the leading cause of neonatal death, and preemies who survive are at risk for lifelong health problems …   Wiktionary

  • preemie — pree·mie or pre·mie prē mē n a baby born prematurely …   Medical dictionary

  • preemie — pree|mie [ˈpri:mi] n [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: premature] AmE informal a ↑premature baby …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • preemie — pree|mie [ primi ] noun count AMERICAN INFORMAL a PREMATURE baby …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • preemie — n. baby who was born prematurely …   English contemporary dictionary

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