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metatropic dwarfism

metatropic dwarfism in Medicine

metatropic dwarfism met·a·trop·ic dwarfism (mět'ə-trŏp'ĭk, -trō'pĭk)
n.
A congenital skeletal dysplasia in which the development of dwarfism changes with time; at birth the trunk lengthens relative to the limbs but later it begins to shorten.

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