dwarfism

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noun dwarf·ism \ˈdwȯr-ˌfi-zəm\

Definition of dwarfism

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

1865

First Known Use of dwarfism

1865


DWARFISM Defined for English Language Learners

dwarfism

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noun dwarf·ism \ˈdwȯr-ˌfi-zəm\

Definition of dwarfism for English Language Learners

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


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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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