achondroplasia

noun achon·dro·pla·sia \ ˌā-ˌkän-drə-ˈplā-zh(ē-)ə \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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

achondroplastic

play \-ˈplas-tik\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of achondroplasia

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


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achondroplasia

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

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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