Too small a body. A child with microsomia has significant undergrowth. The prefix "micro-" is derived from the Greek "mikros" meaning small. It diminishes whatever it precedes. "Soma" is also from the Greek and means "body."
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Abnormal smallness of body, as in dwarfism or as in a fetus. SYN: nanocormia. [micro- + G. soma, body]

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mi·cro·so·mia .mī-krə-'sō-mē-ə n abnormal smallness of the body

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mi·cro·so·mia (mi″kro-soґme-ə) [micro- + -somia] small body size; see also dwarfism.

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