[dwawr-fiz-uh m]

Origin of dwarfism

First recorded in 1860–65; dwarf + -ism
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British Dictionary definitions for dwarfism


  1. the condition of being a dwarf
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dwarfism in Medicine


  1. A pathological condition of arrested growth having various causes.nanism
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dwarfism in Science


  1. Abnormally short stature, usually caused by a hereditary disorder.
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