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adjective Referring to a child who is underweight for his or her age or height—a finding that is in keeping with, but not diagnostic of, malnutrition, child abuse or neglect.
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Pediatrics adjective Referring to a child who is underweight for his/her age or height, a finding suggesting malnutrition or child abuse or neglect. See Child abuse.
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