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[French nanisme, from Latin nānus, dwarf, from Greek nānos; see nano-.]
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(Pathology) another word for dwarfism
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Medicine. the condition of dwarfishness. Cf. gigantism.See also: Size
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|Noun||1.||nanism - a genetic abnormality resulting in short stature|
congenital disease, genetic abnormality, genetic defect, genetic disease, genetic disorder, hereditary condition, hereditary disease, inherited disease, inherited disorder - a disease or disorder that is inherited genetically
pycnodysostosis - a form of dwarfism accompanied by fragile bones and bad teeth
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n. nanismo. V.: dwarfism
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