[ney-niz-uh m, nan-iz-]

Origin of nanism

1855–60; < French nanisme, equivalent to Greek nân(os) dwarf + French -isme -ism Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for nanism

Historical Examples of nanism

  • Atrophy is partial and special in its operation, nanism is general.

    Vegetable Teratology

    Maxwell T. Masters

nanism in Medicine


[nānĭz′əm, nănĭz′-]
  1. dwarfism
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