[ney-niz-uh m, nan-iz-]
- the condition of being unusually or abnormally small in size or stature; dwarfism.
Origin of nanism
1855–60; < French nanisme, equivalent to Greek nân(os) dwarf + French -isme -ism
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Atrophy is partial and special in its operation, nanism is general.Vegetable Teratology
Maxwell T. Masters
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