achondroplastic

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

Medical Definition of achondroplastic

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: 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

achondroplastic

noun

Medical Definition of achondroplastic (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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, 20 Apr. 1989

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“Achondroplastic.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/achondroplastic. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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