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achondroplastic

adjective achon·dro·plas·tic \ -ˈplas-tik \

medical Definition of achondroplastic

:relating to or affected with achondroplasia
  • He is an achondroplastic dwarf, the most common kind, accounting for about 70 percent of all cases of dwarfism.
  • —Katya Cengel, The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Kentucky)25 Feb. 2008

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achondroplastic

noun

medical Definition of achondroplastic

:an individual affected with achondroplasia
  • And like other achondroplastics, he has a pronounced forehead, a nose somewhat flat at the bridge, and he walks bow-legged.
  • —Ken WolfNewsday20 Apr. 1989

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