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dwarfism

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noun dwarf·ism \ˈdwȯr-ˌfi-zəm\

Simple Definition of dwarfism

  • medical : a condition that causes a person to stop growing before reaching normal adult size

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of dwarfism

  1. :  the condition of stunted growth

1865

First Known Use of dwarfism

1865


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dwarfism

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noun dwarf·ism \ˈdwȯr-ˌfiz-əm\

Medical Definition of dwarfism

  1. :  a condition of stunted growth; especially :  a condition (as achondroplasia) marked by unusually small size or short stature




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