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birthweight

[ burth-weyt ]
/ ˈbɜrθˌweɪt /
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noun
the weight of an infant at birth.
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Medical definitions for birthweight

birth weight

n.
In humans, the first weight of an infant, obtained within the first hour after birth. An infant of birth weight 512 pounds or more is considered full-sized.
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