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|Noun||1.||nanus - a person who is markedly small |
hypophysial dwarf, Levi-Lorrain dwarf, pituitary dwarf - a dwarf whose condition is caused by a deficiency of growth hormones, rather than by genetic factors (as in the case of the achondroplastic dwarf)
hypoplastic dwarf, normal dwarf, primordial dwarf, true dwarf - an achondroplastic dwarf whose small size is the result of a genetic defect; body parts and mental and sexual development are normal
small person - a person of below average size