dwarfism

noun
dwarf·​ism | \ ˈdwȯr-ˌfi-zəm How to pronounce dwarfism (audio) \

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

Examples of dwarfism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cokley and her parents have achondroplasia, a type of bone growth disorder that results in dwarfism. Gabriela Miranda, USA TODAY, 3 July 2021 Like his father, Ian Seidenfeld, 20, has pseudoachondroplasia dwarfism. Rachel Blount, Star Tribune, 20 June 2021 Harrison, who has the same kind of dwarfism, had a lot of emotions to process. cincinnati.com, 7 May 2021 Big Nik, who has dwarfism, also claimed he was bullied. Ej Dickson, Rolling Stone, 23 June 2021 Like his father, Ian Seidenfeld, 20, has pseudoachondroplasia dwarfism. Thomas Oide, Star Tribune, 14 June 2021 Such dwarfism might have helped these animals adapt to a shrinking Paratethys, Gol’din says. Sid Perkins, Science | AAAS, 4 June 2021 The couple’s other children, Jeremy, Molly and Jacob, don’t have dwarfism. oregonlive, 10 May 2021 The doctor asked her if anyone else in her family had dwarfism. cincinnati.com, 7 May 2021

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First Known Use of dwarfism

1865, in the meaning defined above

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18 Jul 2021

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“Dwarfism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dwarfism. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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dwarfism

noun

English Language Learners Definition of dwarfism

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

dwarfism

noun
dwarf·​ism | \ ˈdwȯr-ˌfiz-əm How to pronounce dwarfism (audio) \

Medical Definition of dwarfism

: a condition of stunted growth especially : a condition (as achondroplasia) marked by unusually small size or short stature

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