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dysmature dys·ma·ture (dĭs'mə-tyur', -tur', -chur')

  1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of faulty embryologic development, often leading to structural and/or functional abnormalities.

  2. Relating to or characteristic of an infant whose birth weight is inappropriately low for its gestational age.

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