Definition of dwarfism
: a condition of stunted growth; especially : a condition (such as achondroplasia) of people and animals marked by unusually small size or short stature
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One of the most common is a type of dwarfism called achondroplasia, for which there is a genetic test.
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.
Born with skeletal dysplasia, also known as dwarfism, Blanscet, now 16 and a sophomore, doesn’t possess the size of a football player.
James McLelland was born with a rare form of dwarfism and spent his first nine months in the hospital connected to tubes, machines and monitors.
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.
A later ultrasound revealed further complications and the possibility of dwarfism.
Attractions included elephants, camels, yaks, an armless girl, a perpetual motion machine and Admiral Dot, a performer who had dwarfism.
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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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