runting syndrome

runt·ing syn·drome

if newborn mice are thymectomized, they do not gain weight and their lymphoid tissue atrophies.
Synonym(s): wasting syndrome (1)

runting syndrome

a condition which occurs in newborn pigs infected often with porcine parvovirus during gestation. The piglets do not thrive, suffer thymic atrophy and die at the age of 2 to 12 months.