Dictionary.com

achondroplasia

[ ey-kon-druh-pley-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh ]
/ eɪˌkɒn drəˈpleɪ ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə /
Save This Word!

noun Pathology.

defective conversion of cartilage into bone, especially at the epiphyses of long bones, producing a type of dwarfism.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!

In effect, this quiz will prove whether or not you have the skills to know the difference between “affect” and “effect.”
Question 1 of 7
The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.

Origin of achondroplasia

First recorded in 1890–95; a-6 + chondro- + -plasia
a·chon·dro·plas·tic [ey-kon-druh-plas-tik], /eɪˌkɒn drəˈplæs tɪk/, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

British Dictionary definitions for achondroplasia

achondroplasia
/ (eɪˌkɒndrəʊˈpleɪzɪə) /

noun

a skeletal disorder, characterized by failure of normal conversion of cartilage into bone, that begins during fetal life and results in dwarfism
achondroplastic (eɪˌkɒndrəʊˈplæstɪk), adjective
C20: New Latin; see a- 1, chondro-, -plasia
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for achondroplasia

achondroplasia
[ ā-kŏn′drō-plāzhə, ə-kŏn′- ]

n.

Improper development of cartilage at the ends of the long bones, resulting in a form of congenital dwarfism.osteosclerosis congenita
a•chon′dro•plastic (-plăstĭk) adj.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Essays. Emails. Everything. Get Help Now!