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metatropic dwarfism

(mĕt′ə-trŏpĭk, -trōpĭk)
n.
  1. A congenital skeletal dysplasia in which the development of dwarfism changes with time; at birth the trunk lengthens relative to the limbs but later it begins to shorten.
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