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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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FILE: Minister of Health Hala Zayed CAIRO - 2 April 2019: Since its launching on February 17, 8,730,801 school students have been screened within a campaign to determine the prevalence of obesity, anemia, and dwarfness. Minister of Health and Population Hala Zayed had stated in the launching that the screening would target almost 12 million students - aged between six and 12 - at 22,000 public, private, and Azhar schools.
Afzal (1986) described that dwarfness (short stature) in wheat plant is controlled by three independently inherited and dwarfness in accentuated as number of genes influencing that trait is increased.
The root lengths in inoculated seedlings significantly reduced as compared to uninoculated one, which showed dwarfness promoting tendency of Rhizoctonia species (Table 2).
AN ADULT yak grazes on the vast plains in winter, unperturbed by its dwarfness in the backdrop of the gigantic Shishapangma peak, the fourteenth- highest mountain in the world, glistens in its white- peaked glory in the sunlight.
The varieties ICSB675 and ICSB38 clustered together at lower genetic distance 0.25 wherein the two varieties were distinguished with plant height trait (dwarfness) and medium maturity [34].