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dwarfism

[ dwawr-fiz-uhm ]
/ ˈdwɔr fɪz əm /
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noun
the condition of having abnormally small physical stature resulting from a medical or genetic condition, as achondroplasia or some other disease that produces disproportion or deformation of features and limbs.
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Origin of dwarfism

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

dwarfism
/ (ˈdwɔːfɪzəm) /

noun
the condition of being a dwarf
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Medical definitions for dwarfism

dwarfism
[ dwôrfĭz′əm ]

n.
A pathological condition of arrested growth having various causes.nanism
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Scientific definitions for dwarfism

dwarfism
[ dwôrfĭz′əm ]

Abnormally short stature, usually caused by a hereditary disorder.
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