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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.
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dwarfism

(ˈdwɔːfɪzəm) or

dwarfness

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

(ˈdwɔr fɪz əm)

n.
the condition of stunted growth.
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dwarf·ism

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

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

dwarfism

[ˈdwɔːfɪzəm] n (Med) → nanismo
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dwarf·ism

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

n enanismo
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References in periodicals archive ?
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).
Table 2 Sample Characteristics of Infants of the Parental Sample Total (n = 52) Characteristic Mean (+SD) Gestational age 34.67 (3.75) Length of hospitalization (days) 6.57 (6.45) n (%) Infants medical diagnosis Prematurity 34 (65.4) Abruption 4 (7.7) Tachypnea 2 (3.8) SVT 1 (1.9) Nuchal Cord 1 (1.9) Collapsed Lung 1 (1.9) PIH 1 (1.9) IUGR 1 (1.9) Septic Shock 1 (1.9) R/O Sepsis 1 (1.9) RDS 1 (1.9) Broken Collar Bone 1 (1.9) Meconium Aspiration 1 (1.9) Achrondroplasia 1 (1.9) Hypoglycemia 1 (1.9) Level of nursery Level III 38 (73.1) Level II 14 (26.9) Times visited infant 1-10 26 (50.0) 10-20 8 (15.4) Over 20 18 (34.6) Instrument.