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Meaning of "preterm" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PRETERM

preterm  [ˌpriːˈtɜːm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PRETERM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Preterm can act as an adjective and an adverb.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES PRETERM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

preterm

Preterm birth

In humans preterm birth is the birth of a baby of less than 37 weeks gestational age; such a baby is sometimes referred to as a "preemie". The cause of preterm birth is in many situations elusive and unknown; many factors appear to be associated with the development of preterm birth, making the reduction of preterm birth a challenging proposition. Premature birth is defined either as the same as preterm birth, or the birth of a baby before the developing organs are mature enough to allow normal postnatal survival. Premature infants are at greater risk for short and long term complications, including disabilities and impediments in growth and mental development. Significant progress has been made in the care of premature infants, but not in reducing the prevalence of preterm birth. Preterm birth is among the top causes of death in infants worldwide.

Definition of preterm in the English dictionary

The definition of preterm in the dictionary is born prematurely. Other definition of preterm is prematurely.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PRETERM


affirm
əˈfɜːm
berme
bɜːm
bookworm
ˈbʊkˌwɜːm
confirm
kənˈfɜːm
earthworm
ˈɜːθˌwɜːm
firm
fɜːm
full-term
ˌfʊlˈtɜːm
germ
dʒɜːm
herm
hɜːm
infirm
ɪnˈfɜːm
interterm
ˈɪntəˌtɜːm
medium-term
ˈmiːdɪəmˌtɜːm
midterm
ˈmɪdˈtɜːm
misterm
ˌmɪsˈtɜːm
perm
pɜːm
sperm
spɜːm
term
tɜːm
therm
θɜːm
turm
tɜːm
worm
wɜːm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PRETERM

preterhuman
preterist
preterit
preterite
preteriteness
preterition
preteritive
preterminal
pretermination
pretermission
pretermit
pretermitted
pretermitter
pretermitting
preternatural
preternaturalism
preternaturality
preternaturally
preternaturalness
preterperfect

WORDS THAT END LIKE PRETERM

distributed term
Easter term
field term
full term
half term
Hilary term
implied term
inkhorn term
jail term
law term
Lent term
long term
long-term
major term
Michaelmas term
middle term
minor term
short-term
summer term
Trinity term

Synonyms and antonyms of preterm in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «preterm» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PRETERM

Find out the translation of preterm to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of preterm from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «preterm» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

早产
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

prematuro
570 millions of speakers

English

preterm
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अपरिपक्व
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

قبل الأوان
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

преждевременные
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

prematuros
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অপরিণত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

prématuré
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Preterm
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Früh
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

早産児
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

조기
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Preterm
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

non
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குறைப்பிரசவ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

प्रीटरम
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

preterm
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pretermine
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

przedwczesnego
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

передчасні
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

prematuri
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πρόωρα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

premature
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

prematura
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

preterm
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of preterm

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PRETERM»

The term «preterm» is quite widely used and occupies the 50.668 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PRETERM» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about preterm

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PRETERM»

Discover the use of preterm in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to preterm and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Neurological Assessment of the Preterm and Full-term ...
This is the second edition of the manual describing this popular and practical tool for the clinical neurological examination of the newborn.
Lilly M. S. Dubowitz, 1999
2
ABC of Preterm Birth
Preterm birth is a major challenge in perinatal health care. Most perinatal deaths occur in preterm infants, and preterm birth is an important risk factor for neurological damage, including cerebral palsy.
William McGuire, Peter W. Fowlie, 2009
3
Preterm Birth:: Causes, Consequences, and Prevention
Preterm Birth assesses the problem with respect to both its causes and outcomes. This book addresses the need for research involving clinical, basic, behavioral, and social science disciplines.
Committee on Understanding Premature Birth and Assuring Healthy Outcomes, Adrienne Stith Butler, Richard E. Behrman, 2007
4
Preterm Birth: Prevention and Management
This practical book provides a clinically focused approach to the prevention and management of premature births, using the best available evidence to provide clear guidance to obstetricians, gynecologists, nurse midwives and family ...
Vincenzo Berghella, 2010
5
Preterm Labour: Managing Risk in Clinical Practice
This book was first published in 2005. This volume summarizes advances in the optimal clinical management of preterm labour, using the best available evidence of the time.
Jane Norman, Ian Greer, 2005
6
Preterm Birth: Mechanisms, Mediators, Prediction, Prevention ...
This book, published in collaboration with the Society for Gynecologic Investigation, is a balanced, authoritative, well-referenced work with a rigorous underpinning of basic science and evidence-based clinical guidelines.
Felice Petraglia, Jerome F Strauss, Gerson Weiss, 2007
7
Congenital Abnormalities and Preterm Birth Related to ...
This book provides the analysis of a uniquely large, population-based data set evaluating congenital anomalies as a consequence of maternal diseases.
Nándor Ács, Ferenc Bánhidi, Endre Czeizel, 2010
8
Research on Early Developmental Care for Preterm Neonates
This book reviews the theoretical framework underlying developmental care and the research-based data in different fields: neuroscience, developmental psychology, medicine and nursing. Reflections on the impact on staff are included.
Joy V. Browne, 2005
9
Brain Damage in the Preterm Infant
This Clinic in Developmental Medicine describes a meticulous survey of germinal matrix/intraventricular haemorrhage in preterm infants. The babies weighed 501-2000g at their birth in three New Jersey counties between 1984 and 1987.
‎1994
10
Management of Preterm Birth: Best Practices in Prediction, ...
More than half a million babies in the US are born prematurely every year - preterm birth is the leading cause of infant mortality and those who survive may face lifelong problems.
Alice Goepfert, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PRETERM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term preterm is used in the context of the following news items.
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Childhood Stress Might Raise a Woman's Risk for Preterm Birth
MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Stressful events in childhood may increase a woman's risk having a preterm baby, a new study ... «U.S. News & World Report, Jul 15»
2
Health Beat: Preterm birth disparities
Dr. Anne Dunlop, associate professor at Emory School of Nursing, is an expert in preterm birth disparities. She said some risk factors are ... «WFMZ Allentown, Jul 15»
3
Preterm births linked to withdrawn personality
Adults who were born very prematurely, or with a very low birth weight, are more likely to have a socially withdrawn personality and show signs ... «Irish Health, Jul 15»
4
Boy born 13 weeks premature returns home after 1 year in hospital
After spending nearly a year in the hospital following his extremely preterm birth, a North Dakota boy spent his first night at home, WDAY ... «Fox News, Jul 15»
5
Fetal Deaths Outnumber Infant Deaths for First Time in US
Although much of the disparity is still unexplained, part of the difference is a result of the higher rate of preterm delivery in black women ... «Medscape, Jul 15»
6
Baby-death numbers decline a bit in Ohio but still top national average
More-frequent use of progesterone shots that can prevent preterm birth in women who have delivered early before also should help, Gabbe ... «Columbus Dispatch, Jul 15»
7
Every Newborn Action Plan: Malawi's road map for change
When we learned that Malawi was leading the world in preterm births, we agreed we needed to do much more. In 2014 we set up a task force ... «Devex, Jul 15»
8
SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Investigates Claims …
... an investigation with respect to Makena, the company's preterm birth prevention drug, or any hydroxyprogesterone caproate product. On this ... «Baystreet.ca, Jul 15»
9
Pregnant woman was not diagnosed in labour
A midwife who didn't recognise a patient was in preterm labour has been reprimanded for failing to give the woman reasonable care. «NZCity, Jul 15»
10
Birth centers drawing notice for effective outcomes, lower costs
When it comes to preterm birth, the rate is 3.75 percent among birth centers, compared to 11.4 percent of all births nationwide. Among ... «The Providence Journal, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Preterm [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/preterm>. Feb 2020 ».
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