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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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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