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underdeveloped

(ŭn′dər-dĭ-vĕl′əpt)
adj.
1. Not fully developed: seeds with underdeveloped embryos.
2. Processed in too weak a developing solution, or for too short a time, or at too low a temperature to produce a normal degree of contrast. Used of film.
3. Having a low level of economic productivity and technological sophistication within the contemporary range of possibility; developing: underdeveloped countries.

un′der·de·vel′op·ment n.
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