dwarfism


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Related to dwarfism: achondroplasia

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
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