noun Date: 1865 the condition of stunted growth

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  • dwarfism — dwarfism. См. нанизм. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • dwarfism — ► NOUN ▪ unusually low stature or small size …   English terms dictionary

  • Dwarfism — This article is about the medical condition. For the legendary creature, see Dwarf (Germanic mythology). For other uses, see Dwarf (disambiguation). Dwarfism Classification and external resources Lavinia Warren …   Wikipedia

  • dwarfism — /dwawr fiz euhm/, n. Med. the condition of being a dwarf or dwarfed. [1860 65; DWARF + ISM] * * * Growth retardation resulting in abnormally short adult stature. It is caused by a variety of hereditary and metabolic disorders. Pituitary dwarfism… …   Universalium

  • Dwarfism — Abnormally short stature, which may be due to a variety of causes. Some forms are hereditary. See also {{}}achondroplasia; dwarfism, pituitary. * * * A condition or a group of conditions in which the standing height of the person is below the 3rd …   Medical dictionary

  • dwarfism — n. abnormally short stature from any cause. The most common type of dwarf is the achondroplastic dwarf (see achondroplasia). Pituitary dwarfs have a deficiency of growth hormone due to a defect in the pituitary gland; they are well proportioned… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • dwarfism — noun The condition of being a dwarf. Studies of disproportionate dwarfisms in animals have revealed the importance of core proteins an sulfation in the development of cartilage …   Wiktionary

  • dwarfism — dwarf|ism [ dwɔrf,ızəm ] noun uncount MEDICAL the condition of being much smaller than an average person and having arms and legs that are short compared to the body …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • dwarfism — n. condition of being considerably smaller than normal (about a person, animal, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dwarfism — noun (in medical or technical contexts) unusually small stature or size …   English new terms dictionary

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