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Definition of "prematurity" [pre•ma•tu•ri•ty]

  • The condition of a baby being premature (noun)

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Use "prematurity" in a sentence
  • "This collaborative encouraged cooperation and communication between pediatricians and obstetricians, which helped because the pediatricians (who get stuck taking care of babies with the problems of late-term prematurity) got to drive the point home to the obstetricians (who deliver the babies and often don't learn about the problems that develop later)."
  • "A premature infant with retinopathy of prematurity is examined by a pediatric opthamologist."
  • "The study "reminds us that prematurity is a very significant health problem that lasts a lifetime," says David Adamkin, a spokesman for the American Academy of Pediatrics, who was not involved in the paper."