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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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