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underdeveloped

underdeveloped

adjective un·der·de·vel·oped \ˌən-dər-di-ˈve-ləpt\

: not developed to a normal size or strength

of a country, society, etc. : having many poor people and few industries

Full Definition of UNDERDEVELOPED

1
:  not normally or adequately developed <underdeveloped muscles> <underdeveloped film>
2
:  having a relatively low economic level of industrial production and standard of living (as from lack of capital) <underdeveloped nations>
un·der·de·vel·op·ment \-ləp-mənt\ noun

Examples of UNDERDEVELOPED

  1. The baby was born with underdeveloped lungs.

First Known Use of UNDERDEVELOPED

1892

underdeveloped

adjective un·der·de·vel·oped \ˌən-dər-di-ˈvel-əpt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of UNDERDEVELOPED

:  not normally or adequately developed <underdeveloped muscles> <underdeveloped lungs>

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