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 (nā′nĭz′əm, năn′ĭz′-)

[French nanisme, from Latin nānus, dwarf, from Greek nānos; see nano-.]
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(ˈneɪnɪzəm; ˈnænɪzəm)
(Pathology) another word for dwarfism
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Medicine. the condition of dwarfishness. Cf. gigantism.
See also: Size
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nanism - a genetic abnormality resulting in short stature
pycnodysostosis - a form of dwarfism accompanied by fragile bones and bad teeth
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n. nanismo. V.: dwarfism
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barbatus might demonstrate nanism specific to the Levantine region of the Mediterranean and the Lmax value estimated here might be smaller than the other regions (Azov, 1991; Bianchini and Ragonese, 2011; Maurin, 1970; Sonin et al., 2007).