achondroplasia

noun
achon·​dro·​pla·​sia | \ ˌā-ˌkän-drə-ˈplā-zh(ē-)ə How to pronounce achondroplasia (audio) \

Definition of achondroplasia

: a genetic disorder that is marked by abnormally slow conversion of cartilage to bone during development resulting in a form of dwarfism characterized by a usually normal torso and shortened limbs and that is usually inherited as an autosomal dominant trait

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achondroplastic \ -​ˈplas-​tik How to pronounce achondroplastic (audio) \ adjective

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Brad Williams was born with achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism. Nick Vadala, https://www.inquirer.com, "Need a laugh? These comedians will give you all the giggles on stages in Philadelphia, Atlantic City and beyond," 5 June 2019 Males with achondroplasia grow to an average height of 4’4″ with a normal lifespan, and babies may have breathing problems and delays in muscle development. Natalie Stone, PEOPLE.com, "'Go Mister Go!': 'Squishy' Baby Jackson Roloff Is 8 Months Old — and Loves Avocados & Crawling!," 16 Jan. 2018 The two have also talked about their concerns over possible future issues Jackson could have due his achondroplasia. Tamara Fuentes, Country Living, "Everything You Need to Know About 'Little People, Big World' Baby Jackson Roloff," 5 Apr. 2018 Jackson also has achondroplasia, the same condition Zach and his mother, Amy, have. Tamara Fuentes, Country Living, "Everything You Need to Know About 'Little People, Big World' Baby Jackson Roloff," 5 Apr. 2018 Both Zach and Tori have been open about raising baby Jackson, who was born with achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism. Madison Alcedo, Country Living, "Tori Roloff Shares Adorable Photos of Son Jackson Loving 'His First Time In a Big Kids Pool'," 29 Mar. 2018 Burke has achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism shared by between 1 in 15,000 to 40,000 people worldwide. Halie Lesavage, Glamour, "Why the Fashion Industry Needs to Do More For Disabled Customers," 23 Apr. 2018 Troyer was born in 1969 in Sturgis, Michigan with achondroplasia, a genetic condition that kept him less than 3 feet tall. CBS News, "Verne Troyer, actor best known as "Mini Me" in "Austin Powers, dead at 49," 21 Apr. 2018 Troyer was born in 1969 in Sturgis, Michigan with achondroplasia, a genetic condition that kept him less than 3 feet tall. Andrew Dalton, chicagotribune.com, "Actor Verne Troyer from 'Austin Powers' films dead at 49," 21 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of achondroplasia

1881, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for achondroplasia

borrowed from French achondroplasie, from a- a- entry 2 + chondro- chondro- + -plasie -plasia

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The first known use of achondroplasia was in 1881

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achondroplasia

noun
achon·​dro·​pla·​sia | \ ˌā-ˌkän-drə-ˈplā-zh(ē-)ə How to pronounce achondroplasia (audio) \

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

Note: 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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