dwarfism

(redirected from Achrondroplasia)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.

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 ?
Sex Delivery outcome m f Polydactyly 50 25 Talipes 12 12 Genurecurvatum 04 05 Achrondroplasia 06 00 Intra-uterine amputation 01 02 (amniotic bands) 02 Syndactyly 02 01 Craniovertebral anomaly 01 00 Amelia upper limbs 01 00 Osteogenesis imperfects 00 00 Hypoplastic femur 00 01 Hypoplastic mandible (severe) 00 01 Oxycephaly 00 01 N 79 48 rate per Delivery outcome 1000 births freq Polydactyly 10.
The most common type of dwarfism, achrondroplasia is caused by a genetic mutation resulting in short limbs, a normally proportioned torso and a slightly larger head.
There were 15 different medical diagnoses obtained from the infant's medical records, including problems such as prematurity and achrondroplasia (see 3).