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achondroplasia

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noun achon·dro·pla·sia \ˌā-ˌkän-drə-ˈplā-zh(ē-)ə\

Definition of achondroplasia

  1. :  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·ticplay \-ˈplas-tik\ adjective


Origin of achondroplasia

New Latin, from a- + chondr- + -plasia


First Known Use: 1881


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achondroplasia

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noun achon·dro·pla·sia \ˌā-ˌkän-drə-ˈplā-zh(ē-)ə\

Medical Definition of achondroplasia

  1. :  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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