achondroplasia

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achondroplasia a·chon·dro·pla·sia (ā-kŏn'drō-plā'zhə, -zhē-ə, ə-kŏn'-) or a·chon·dro·plas·ty (ā-kŏn'drō-plās'tē, ə-kŏn'-)
n.
Improper development of cartilage at the ends of the long bones, resulting in a form of congenital dwarfism. Also called osteosclerosis congenita.


a·chon'dro·plas'tic (-plās'tĭk) adj.
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