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nanism

[ ney-niz-uhm, nan-iz- ]
/ ˈneɪ nɪz əm, ˈnæn ɪz- /
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noun Medicine/Medical.
the condition of being unusually or abnormally small in size or stature; dwarfism.
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Origin of nanism

1855–60; <French nanisme, equivalent to Greek nân(os) dwarf + French -isme-ism
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How to use nanism in a sentence

  • Achondroplastic nanism is associated with a pathological deformity due to fœtal rickets.

    Pedagogical Anthropology|Maria Montessori
  • Atrophy is partial and special in its operation, nanism is general.

    Vegetable Teratology|Maxwell T. Masters

Medical definitions for nanism

nanism
[ nānĭz′əm, nănĭz′- ]

n.
dwarfism
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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