premature labor

n.

The onset of labor before the 37th completed week of pregnancy.

Nearby words

  1. premarital,
  2. premature,
  3. premature birth,
  4. premature delivery,
  5. premature ejaculation,
  6. premature systole,
  7. premature-senility syndrome,
  8. premaxilla,
  9. premaxillary bone,
  10. premed


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