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Definition of «Dwarfism»


Dwarfism: Abnormally short stature. Some forms are hereditary. The Little People of America (LPA) define dwarfism as an adult height of 148 cm (4 feet 10 inches) or less. Also known as nanism. Dwarfism is now more correctly called short stature.

See also specific types, such as Achondroplasia, Hypochondroplasia, Pituitary dwarfism, Seckel syndrome, Thanatophoric dwarfism.

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  • dwarfism: Definition from Answers.com

    Library > Literature & Language > Dictionary ( dwôr ' fĭz ' əm ) n. The medical condition of being a dwarf. Also called nanism

  • Dwarfism

    Dwarfism is a condition that is characterized by short stature. Read more about dwarfism and those who have it.

  • Dwarfism

    A dwarf is a short-statured person whose adult height is 4 feet 10 inches or under. Find out what happens when a person has dwarfism and why some people are born with it.

  • Dwarfism: MedlinePlus - National Library of Medicine ...

    A dwarf is a person of short stature - under 4’ 10” as an adult. More than 200 different conditions can cause dwarfism. A single type, called achondroplasia ...

  • Dwarfism - MayoClinic.com - Mayo Clinic

    Dwarfism — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes and treatment of very short stature.

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