Macrosomia
Overly large body. A child with macrosomia has significant overgrowth.
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Abnormally large size of the body. SYN: megasomia. [macro- + G. soma, body]

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mac·ro·so·mia .mak-rə-'sō-mē-ə n GIGANTISM
mac·ro·so·mic -'sō-mik adj

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n.
abnormally large size. In fetal macrosomia a large baby is associated with poorly controlled maternal diabetes. The increased size is due to excessive production of fetal insulin and thence to increased deposition of glycogen in the fetus.

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mac·ro·so·mia (mak″ro-soґme-ə) [macro- + -somia] abnormally large size; see also gigantism and megasoma. Called also macrosomatia.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • macrosomia — ma·cro·so·mì·a s.f. TS med. corporatura superiore alla norma: macrosomia fetale {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: av. 1840. ETIMO: comp. di macro e somia …   Dizionario italiano

  • macrosomia — n. abnormally large size. In fetal macrosomia the baby is large for its gestational age. This condition is associated with poorly controlled maternal diabetes, the increased size being due to excessive production of fetal insulin and thence to… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • macrosomia — noun The state or being of abnormally large size; having significant overgrowth …   Wiktionary

  • macrosomia — pl.f. macrosomie …   Dizionario dei sinonimi e contrari

  • macrosomía — sustantivo femenino medicina gigantismo …   Diccionario de sinónimos y antónimos

  • macrosomia — n. unusually large size body, macrosomatia (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • macrosomia — mac·ro·so·mia …   English syllables

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