Definitions for "Premature"
Keywords:  gestation, born, week, baby, infant
A baby born before 37 weeks gestation (the time from conception to birth) is considered premature; when born before 32 weeks, a child is considered significantly premature.
term used to describe infants born before 37 weeks. Normal clinical gestation is 40 weeks (which is usually 36-38 weeks embryonic development) infants born after 42 weeks clinical gestation are called postmature. (More? Normal Development - Birth)
describes a baby born before 37 weeks of pregnancy.
A hasty move, maneuver or plan. To take action without sufficient preparation.
too soon or too hasty; "our condemnation of him was a bit previous"; "a premature judgment"
A hasty move or series of moves or plan, or to act without enough preparation.
Happening, arriving, existing, or performed before the proper or usual time; adopted too soon; too early; untimely; as, a premature fall of snow; a premature birth; a premature opinion; premature decay.
Arriving or received without due authentication or evidence; as, a premature report.
uncommonly early or before the expected time; "illness led to his premature death"; "alcohol brought him to an untimely end"
Keywords:  hotbed, ripe, proper, fruits, mature
Mature or ripe before the proper time; as, the premature fruits of a hotbed.
something that happens earlier in life than it normally would. For example, getting wrinkles at age 25 from too much sun would be premature. (Back to "Warning, the rays of the sun can be dangerous!")