preemie

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From premature

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preemie (plural preemies)

  1. (informal) A baby that has been born prematurely.
    • 2003, David Bjerklie, "A Campaign For Preemies," Time, 10 Feb.,
      Prematurity is the leading cause of neonatal death, and preemies who survive are at risk for lifelong health problems.

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