achondroplastic

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adjective

achon·​dro·​plas·​tic -ˈplas-tik How to pronounce achondroplastic (audio)
: 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)

achondroplastic

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noun

: 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 Wolf, Newsday

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“Achondroplastic.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/achondroplastic. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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