from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Gestated for the entire duration of normal pregnancy; ; -- of new-born infants. Opposite of premature.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. gestated for the entire duration of normal pregnancy
  • n. the end of gestation or point at which birth is imminent


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  • Other stories involve doctors cutting up full-term fetuses inside of the mother's wombs, beating "out of plan babies" to death who manage to survive forced abortion, failing to use anesthesia or other sanitary measures while operating on pregnant mothers, and tossing the fetus's remains to the mother in a plastic bag if she cannot pay for its disposal.

    Michael Solis: China's One Child Policy in 2010

  • Doctors determined that Ms. Sergio had given birth to a full-term baby and they alerted police, who found the baby in the plastic bag.

    Greater New York Watch

  • Previously, these infants were just considered small full-term infants rather than preterm infants, said study author Dr. Melissa A. Woythaler, a neonatologist at Massachusetts General Hospital.

    Delivery even a bit early may mean developmental delays

  • If you followed the Focus on the Family Web link from the ad, you would have learned that the former Florida Gator quarterback Tebow really loves his mother, who ignored doctor's advice and carried the 2008 Heisman Trophy winning quarterback to full-term during a difficult pregnancy.

    If Super Bowl ads were designed by political consultants

  • The message to parents and to health professionals is that? as long as a baby is healthy and born at full-term?

    Bottle-feeding babies can lead to adult obesity, says study

  • Louise was born by caesarean section after a full-term pregnancy.

    British IVF pioneer Robert Edwards wins Nobel prize for medicine

  • Often because of delayed childbearing choices, women are having difficulty conceiving or sustaining full-term pregnancies.

    Wild Feminine

  • While it does not have to dilate as fully as with a full-term birth, the uterus also does not have enough time to process the rapid pace of conception, birth, and loss that occurs in a miscarriage.

    Wild Feminine

  • It's more common in premature than full-term babies but, we were repeatedly told, "just one of those things".

    Charlie Condou: The three of us

  • Since these antibodies are present atlower levels, they do not last as long as those of full-term babies.

    Special Considerations for Preterm Infants


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