low-birth-weight infant

low-birth-weight infant

noun
an infant born weighing less than 5.5 pounds (2500 grams) regardless of gestational age; "a low-birth-weight infant is at risk for developing lack of oxygen during labor" [syn: low-birth-weight baby
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