birth weight


birth weight
n. weight of a baby when born

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Birth weight — is the weight of a baby at its birth. It has direct links with the gestational age at which the child was born and can be estimated during the pregnancy by measuring fundal height. A baby born within the normal range of weight for that… …   Wikipedia

  • birth weight — noun A baby s weight at birth • • • Main Entry: ↑birth …   Useful english dictionary

  • birth weight — /ˈbɜθ weɪt/ (say berth wayt) noun the weight of a baby at birth, used as a primary indicator of health. Also, birthweight …   Australian English dictionary

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  • Extremely low birth weight baby — A baby born very prematurely weighing between 401 and 1000 grams (about 14 to 35 ounces) at birth. Extremely low birth weight (ELBW) babies are at the lower limits of viability. If ELBW babies survive, they are at elevated risk for neurological… …   Medical dictionary

  • low-birth-weight baby — 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 infant • Hypernyms: ↑neonate, ↑newborn, ↑newborn …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 • Hypernyms: ↑neonate, ↑newborn, ↑newborn… …   Useful english dictionary

  • moderately low birth weight (MLBW) infant — an infant weighing at least 1500 but less than 2500 grams at birth. See also low birth weight i …   Medical dictionary

  • very low birth weight (VLBW) infant — an infant weighing less than 1000 grams at birth. See also low birth weight i …   Medical dictionary


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