nanism

noun
na·​nism | \ ˈnan-ˌiz-əm How to pronounce nanism (audio) , ˈnān- How to pronounce nanism (audio) \

Medical Definition of nanism

: the condition of being abnormally or exceptionally small in stature : dwarfism

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“Nanism.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/nanism. Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

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