dwarfism

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dwarf·ism

 (dwôr′fĭz′əm)
n.
1. The medical condition of being a dwarf.
2. The condition of being a dwarf animal or plant. In both senses also called nanism.

dwarfism

(ˈdwɔːfɪzəm) or

dwarfness

n
(Pathology) the condition of being a dwarf. Also called: nanism

dwarf•ism

(ˈdwɔr fɪz əm)

n.
the condition of stunted growth.

dwarf·ism

(dwôr′fĭz′əm)
Abnormally short stature, usually caused by a hereditary disorder.

dwarfism

Medicine. the condition of being dwarfed or a dwarf. Also called nanism.
See also: Size
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dwarfism - a genetic abnormality resulting in short stature
pycnodysostosis - a form of dwarfism accompanied by fragile bones and bad teeth
Translations

dwarfism

[ˈdwɔːfɪzəm] n (Med) → nanismo

dwarf·ism

n. enanismo, insuficiencia del desarrollo en el crecimiento de una persona.

dwarfism

n enanismo
References in periodicals archive ?
Grebe syndrome (OMIM-200700), is a very rare autosomal recessive skeletal dysmorphism which exhibits itself as disproportionate dwarfism with profoundly shortened and deformed limbs, but with relatively normal axial and craniofacial skeleton.
Disproportionate dwarfism is characterized by an average-size torso and shorter arms and legs or a shortened trunk with longer limbs.
INTRODUCTION: Ellis-van Creveld syndrome (EVC) is a rare short limbed disproportionate dwarfism characterized by postaxial polydactyly, several skeletal, oral, mucosal and dental anomalies, nail dysplasia and presence of congenital cardiac defects.