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
achondroplasticplay \-ˈplas-tik\ adjective
Recent Examples of achondroplasia from the Web
One of the most common is a type of dwarfism called achondroplasia, for which there is a genetic test.
For men over 50, the risk of achondroplasia is only slightly more common than 1 in 2,000 births.
FROM PEN: How Alicia Silverstone Maintains a Strict Vegan Diet For Her Son Without Judging Other Moms Like his daddy, Jackson was born with achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism.
The couple shared that their son was born with achondroplasia, like his father.
Men born with achondroplasia grow to be 4’4″ with a normal lifespan.
The students have a variety of conditions, including autism, Down syndrome, blindness, achondroplasia (a form of dwarfism), lower leg amputations, cerebral palsy, and epilepsy.
Seven-year-old Daisy Perez was born with achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism that's required her to undergo many surgeries since birth.
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Origin and Etymology of achondroplasia
New Latin, from a- + chondr- + -plasia
First Known Use: 1881See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of achondroplasia
: a genetic disorder that is marked by abnormally slow conversion of cartilage to bone during development and results in a form of dwarfism characterized by a usually normal torso and shortened limbs ◆Achondroplasia is usually inherited as an autosomal dominant trait requiring that only one parent passes on a copy of the defective gene on a chromosome other than a sex chromosome. The majority of cases of achondroplasia result from a new spontaneous gene mutation. —compare ateliosis
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