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preemie (n.)

"baby born prematurely," 1927, premy, an American English shortening of premature with -y (2). Spelling with -ie attested from 1949.

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Definitions of preemie from WordNet

preemie (n.)
an infant that is born prior to 37 weeks of gestation;
Synonyms: premature baby / preterm baby / premature infant / preterm infant / premie
From wordnet.princeton.edu