nanism

nanism

[ney-niz-uhm, nan-iz-]
noun Medicine/Medical.
the condition of being unusually or abnormally small in size or stature; dwarfism.

Origin:
1855–60; < French nanisme, equivalent to Greek nân(os) dwarf + French -isme -ism

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nanism na·nism (nā'nĭz'əm, nān'ĭz'-)
n.
See dwarfism.

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