CATCH-UP GROWTH

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n. a phase of accelerated growth following a period of delayed and retarded growth. The latter often occurs because of nutritional deficiency or prolonged illness. This relatively-rapid opportunity for growth permits a child to achieve a level of development normal for his or her age.

CATCH-UP GROWTH: "Catch up growth allows youngsters to reach a level of development similar to their peers."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "CATCH-UP GROWTH," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/catch-up-growth/ (accessed July 7, 2022).

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