birth weight

birthweight

[burth-weyt]
noun
the weight of an infant at birth.

Origin:
birth + weight

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birth weight n.
In humans, the first weight of an infant, obtained within the first hour after birth. An infant of birth weight 5 1/2 pounds or more is considered full-sized.

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