achondroplasia

achondroplasia
noun Etymology: New Latin, from a- + chondr- + -plasia Date: circa 1893 a genetic disorder disturbing normal growth of cartilage, resulting in a form of dwarfism characterized by a usually normal torso and shortened limbs, and usually inherited as an autosomal dominant trait • achondroplastic adjective

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  • achondroplasia — n. 1. a skeletal disorder beginning before birth; cartilage is converted to bone resulting in dwarfism. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • achondroplasia — achondroplasia. См. врожденная хондродистрофия. (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.

  • achondroplasia — [ə kän΄drə plā′zhə, ə kän΄drə plā′zhē ə] n. [ModL: see A 2 & CHONDRO & PLASIA] a congenital disorder of bone formation that results in deformities and dwarfing of the skeleton achondroplastic [ā΄känplas′tik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • Achondroplasia — The most common form of short stature with disproportionately short limbs dwarfism with short arms and legs. Achondroplasia is caused by mutation in the fibroblast growth factor receptor 3 gene (FGFR3), which is located on chromosome 4 in… …   Medical dictionary

  • achondroplasia — achondroplastic /ay kon dreuh plas tik/, adj. /ay kon dreuh play zheuh, zhee euh, zee euh/, n. Pathol. defective conversion of cartilage into bone, esp. at the epiphyses of long bones, producing a type of dwarfism. [1890 95; A 6 + CHONDRO +… …   Universalium

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  • Achondroplasia — kremzlės distrofija statusas T sritis embriologija atitikmenys: lot. Achondroplasia ryšiai: platesnis terminas – kaulinė sinonimas – achondroplazija …   Medicininės histologijos ir embriologijos vardynas

  • achondroplasia — Failure of endochondral ossification responsible for a form of dwarfism; caused by an autosomal dominant mutation. Relatively high incidence (1: 20,000 live births), mostly (90%) new mutations. Also known as chondrodystrophia fetalis …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • achondroplasia — noun A genetic disorder, the most common form of short limb dwarfism …   Wiktionary

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