Definition of dwarfism in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈdwɔːfɪz(ə)m


[mass noun]
  • (In medical or technical contexts) unusually or abnormally low stature or small size.
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    • Mutations in the transmembrane domain of FGFR3 cause the most common genetic form of dwarfism, achondroplasia.
    • There was no history of familial dwarfism or known exposure to teratogenic drugs.
    • The problem, according to Martin, is that while the body size of a large species shrinks considerably in cases of island dwarfism, brain size shrinks moderately.

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