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Noun1.nanus - a person who is markedly smallnanus - 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
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Sclater, informs me that this is the case with the Strix punctatissima and Pyrocephalus nanus; and probably with the Otus Galapagoensis and Zenaida Galapagoensis: so that the number of endemic birds is reduced to twenty-three, or probably to twenty-one.
Hylesia nanus was the most severe lepidopteran defoliator of eucalyptus in the first half of 2015 in this region, and the severity and the time frame in which the defoliation happened stimulated this research.
"Everyone was shocked this morning from the clip where passengers are attacking a steward on Arkia [sic]," Nanus opined on Twitter, pointing to a racist comment hurled at the steward.
Eumops nanus (Miller, 1900) se distingue de las demas especies del genero por su menor tamano, representado por una menor longitud del antebrazo (< 42 mm) y craneo (< 17 mm) (Eger, 1977).
nanus: Pearson r=0.92, p=0.0001), para representar el tamano de los anuros en los analisis multivariados se utilizo solamente el PC.
Cercartetus nanus is considered to be a midstorey specialist, occurring in a range of vegetation types such as rainforest, sclerophyll forest, shrubland, heathland and woodland (Harris 2008).
frikartii 'Monch', lavender blue and rated the finest of the display Asters, stout and upright, and flowering for just as long as 'Nanus'.
Tissue studies conducted by Nanus have confirmed that when certain new polysaccharides developed in Chu's lab are delivered in specific concentrations, they can indeed selectively kill prostate cancer cells without harming normal cells.
G nanus ' Prins Claus' has clear white flowers with fuchsia markings on the lower tepals
This concept is at the center of the difference in transactional and transformational leadership (Bennis & Nanus, 1985; Birnbaum, 1988; Burns, 1978).