dwarfism

[dwawr-fiz-uhm]
noun Medicine/Medical.
the condition of being a dwarf or dwarfed.

Origin:
1860–65; dwarf + -ism

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dwarfism (ˈdwɔːfɪzəm)
 
n
the condition of being a dwarf

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dwarfism dwarf·ism (dwôr'fĭz'əm)
n.
A pathological condition of arrested growth having various causes. Also called nanism.

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dwarfism   (dwôr'fĭz'əm)  Pronunciation Key 
Abnormally short stature, usually caused by a hereditary disorder.
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The typical appearance of achondroplastic dwarfism can be seen at birth.
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