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nanism

[ney-niz-uh m, nan-iz-] /ˈneɪ nɪz əm, ˈnæn ɪz-/
noun, Medicine/Medical
1.
the condition of being unusually or abnormally small in size or stature; dwarfism.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; < French nanisme, equivalent to Greek nân(os) dwarf + French -isme -ism
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nanism in Medicine

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

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