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acromesomelic dysplasia

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noun ac·ro·me·so·me·lic dysplasia \ˌa-krō-ˌme-zə-ˌmē-lik-, -ˌmē-zə-\

Medical Definition of acromesomelic dysplasia

  1. :  an extremely rare genetic disorder of bone and cartilage development that is a form of dwarfism A person affected with acromesomelic dysplasia has a trunk of normal proportions but extremely short forearms and lower legs as well as small hands and feet. This disorder is inherited as an autosomal recessive trait requiring that both parents pass on a copy of the defective gene on a chromosome other than a sex chromosome. Acromesomelic dysplasia is a nonlethal short stature and short limbs dysplasia …—Phillipe Jeanty et al., in Diagnostic Imaging of Fetal Anomalies, 2003—called also acromesomelic dwarfism


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