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

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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