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 ?
Erin, who stands at 4ft tall, has disproportionate dwarfism, which is characterised by short limbs and an average-sized torso.
It is a rare bone growth disorder that causes disproportionate dwarfism.
(1) Chondrodysplasia of the long, tubular bones resulting in disproportionate dwarfism, and an exceptionally long trunk is the most common clinical feature, producing a serious ossification defect [6].