micropreemie


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micropreemie

(mi'kro-pre?me) [? + preemie (also premie), from prem(ature)]
A newborn whose birth weight is less than 1000 g (2.2 pounds).
See: extremely low birth weight
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His mother, Melissa, told WHO-TV on Monday that Warner was born with cerebral palsy at 23 weeks gestation, making him a "micropreemie." Even with his glasses, she said, he is still legally blind.
Comparing other micropreemies with Madeline and Rumaisa could "propagate false expectations for families, caregivers and the medico-legal community alike," Muraskas and colleagues wrote.