Definition of microsomia in English:

microsomia

noun

Medicine
  • 1Abnormally small size of the body (dwarfism); (in full "microsomia fetalis") abnormally small size of the fetus for gestational age. Compare macrosomiarare. Perhaps Obsolete.

  • 2With distinguishing word: underdevelopment of part of the face, as a congenital malformation.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From Italian microsomia from micro- + ancient Greek σῶμα body + -ia.

Pronunciation

microsomia

/ˌmʌɪkrə(ʊ)ˈsəʊmɪə/