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dysmaturity

[ dĭs′mə-turĭ-tē, -chur- ]
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n.

A complex of symptoms occurring in an infant, such as a relative absence of subcutaneous fat, skin wrinkling, prominent fingernails and toenails, and a meconium staining of the skin and the placental membranes, that is associated with postmaturity or placental insufficiency.

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