[ ey-kon-druh-pley-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh ]
/ eɪˌkɒn drəˈpleɪ ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə /
defective conversion of cartilage into bone, especially at the epiphyses of long bones, producing a type of dwarfism.
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OTHER WORDS FROM achondroplasiaa·chon·dro·plas·tic [ey-kon-druh-plas-tik] /eɪˌkɒn drəˈplæs tɪk/, adjective
Words nearby achondroplasia
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British Dictionary definitions for achondroplasia
/ (eɪˌkɒndrəʊˈpleɪzɪə) /
a skeletal disorder, characterized by failure of normal conversion of cartilage into bone, that begins during fetal life and results in dwarfism
Derived forms of achondroplasiaachondroplastic (eɪˌkɒndrəʊˈplæstɪk), adjective
Word Origin for achondroplasia
C20: New Latin; see a- 1, chondro-, -plasia
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Medical definitions for achondroplasia
[ ā-kŏn′drō-plā′zhə, ə-kŏn′- ]
Improper development of cartilage at the ends of the long bones, resulting in a form of congenital dwarfism.osteosclerosis congenita
Other words from achondroplasiaa•chon′dro•plas′tic (-plăs′tĭk) adj.
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