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dwarfism

[dwawr-fiz-uh m] /ˈdwɔr fɪz əm/
noun, Medicine/Medical
1.
the condition of being a dwarf or dwarfed.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; dwarf + -ism
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  • The typical appearance of achondroplastic dwarfism can be seen at birth.
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dwarfism

/ˈdwɔːfɪzəm/
noun
1.
the condition of being a dwarf
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dwarfism in Medicine

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

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dwarfism in Science
dwarfism
  (dwôr'fĭz'əm)   
Abnormally short stature, usually caused by a hereditary disorder.
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