achondroplastic dwarf
1. a dwarf having a relatively large head with saddle nose and brachycephaly, short limbs, and usually lordosis; see also achondroplasia. 2. a calf with short legs, a wide head, a protruding mandible, and a malformed maxilla that partially obstructs the respiratory passages so that breathing is stertorous. Called also snorter d.

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  • hypophysial dwarf — noun a dwarf whose condition is caused by a deficiency of growth hormones, rather than by genetic factors (as in the case of the achondroplastic dwarf) • Syn: ↑pituitary dwarf, ↑Levi Lorrain dwarf • Hypernyms: ↑dwarf, ↑midget, ↑nanus …   Useful english dictionary

  • hypoplastic dwarf — noun an achondroplastic dwarf whose small size is the result of a genetic defect; body parts and mental and sexual development are normal • Syn: ↑primordial dwarf, ↑true dwarf, ↑normal dwarf • Hypernyms: ↑dwarf, ↑midget, ↑nanus …   Useful english dictionary

  • Levi-Lorrain dwarf — noun a dwarf whose condition is caused by a deficiency of growth hormones, rather than by genetic factors (as in the case of the achondroplastic dwarf) • Syn: ↑pituitary dwarf, ↑hypophysial dwarf • Hypernyms: ↑dwarf, ↑midget, ↑nanus …   Useful english dictionary

  • normal dwarf — noun an achondroplastic dwarf whose small size is the result of a genetic defect; body parts and mental and sexual development are normal • Syn: ↑primordial dwarf, ↑hypoplastic dwarf, ↑true dwarf • Hypernyms: ↑dwarf, ↑midget, ↑nanus …   Useful english dictionary

  • pituitary dwarf — noun a dwarf whose condition is caused by a deficiency of growth hormones, rather than by genetic factors (as in the case of the achondroplastic dwarf) • Syn: ↑hypophysial dwarf, ↑Levi Lorrain dwarf • Hypernyms: ↑dwarf, ↑midget, ↑nanus …   Useful english dictionary

  • primordial dwarf — noun an achondroplastic dwarf whose small size is the result of a genetic defect; body parts and mental and sexual development are normal • Syn: ↑hypoplastic dwarf, ↑true dwarf, ↑normal dwarf • Hypernyms: ↑dwarf, ↑midget, ↑nanus …   Useful english dictionary

  • true dwarf — noun an achondroplastic dwarf whose small size is the result of a genetic defect; body parts and mental and sexual development are normal • Syn: ↑primordial dwarf, ↑hypoplastic dwarf, ↑normal dwarf • Hypernyms: ↑dwarf, ↑midget, ↑nanus …   Useful english dictionary

  • snorter dwarf — achondroplastic d. (def. 2) …   Medical dictionary

  • 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

  • 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

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