achondroplasia


achon·dro·pla·sia

noun \ˌā-ˌkän-drə-ˈplā-zh(ē-)ə\

Definition of ACHONDROPLASIA

:  a genetic disorder disturbing normal growth of cartilage, resulting in a form of dwarfism characterized by a usually normal torso and shortened limbs, and usually inherited as an autosomal dominant trait
achon·dro·plas·tic \-ˈplas-tik\ adjective

Origin of ACHONDROPLASIA

New Latin, from a- + chondr- + -plasia
First Known Use: 1881

achon·dro·pla·sia

noun \ˌā-ˌkän-drə-ˈplā-zh(ē-)ə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ACHONDROPLASIA

: a genetic disorder disturbing normal growth of cartilage, resulting in a form of dwarfism characterized by a usually normal torso and shortened limbs, and usually inherited as an autosomal dominant—compare ateliosis

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