failure to thrive definition

  • noun:
    • utilized other than as an idiom: see failure,‎ thrive.
    • Poor real growth or standard of body weight, in accordance with a person's age colleagues.
    • Abnormal dieting, malaise.
    • Instances of poor physical development or of abnormal weight reduction.
    • utilized apart from as an idiom: see failure,‎ thrive.
    • utilized apart from as an idiom: see failure,‎ thrive.
    • bad physical growth or level of fat, in accordance with one's age peers.
    • unusual weight-loss, malaise.
    • Instances of poor actual growth or of unusual slimming down.
    • Poor physical growth or degree of fat, in accordance with an individual's age peers.
    • irregular weightloss, malaise.
    • cases of bad real growth or of irregular losing weight.

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