Nanism
Nanism Na"nism (n[=a]"n[i^]z'm; n[a^]n"[i^]z'm), n. [Gr. na^nos + -ism: cf. F. nanisme.] The condition of being abnormally small in stature; dwarfism; dwarfishness; -- opposed to {gigantism}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • nanism — NANÍSM s.n. 1. Anomalie caracterizată prin creştere insuficientă în înălţime raportată la media vârstei şi a speciei sau a rasei respective. 2. Încetinire sau oprire a creşterii plantelor ca rezultat al unor condiţii nefavorabile sau al acţiunii… …   Dicționar Român

  • nanism — žemaūgiškumas statusas T sritis augalininkystė apibrėžtis Žemas kurios nors augalų rūšies individų ūgis, kai jie nepasiekia normalaus tai rūšiai būdingo aukščio. atitikmenys: angl. nanism rus. нанизм ryšiai: sinonimas – nanizmas …   Žemės ūkio augalų selekcijos ir sėklininkystės terminų žodynas

  • nanism — n. [Gr. nanos, dwarf] Dwarfishness; nanoid adj …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • nanism — /nay niz euhm, nan iz /, n. Med. the condition of being unusually or abnormally small in size or stature; dwarfism. [1855 60; < F nanisme, equiv. to Gk nân(os) dwarf + F isme ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • nanism — noun Unusually small size, as a result of a developmental abnormality Syn: dwarfism, microsomia …   Wiktionary

  • Nanism — Once known as dwarfism, this condition is now correctly called short stature. * * * Obsolete term for dwarfism. [G. nanos; L. nanus, dwarf] mulibrey n. (mu′li bra) autosomal recessive disorder with defects of liver, brain, muscle, and eyes. [from …   Medical dictionary

  • nanísm — s. n …   Romanian orthography

  • nanism — n. condition of being abnormally small in size or stature, dwarfism (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • nanism — na·nism …   English syllables

  • nanism — The condition of being dwarfed, usually applied to plants or animals …   Grandiloquent dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”