Nanism
Once known as dwarfism, this condition is now correctly called short stature.
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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 muscle, liver, brain, and eyes]
- symptomatic n. dwarfism with defects in bone, dentition, and sexual development.

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na·nism 'nan-.iz-əm, 'nān- n the condition of being abnormally or exceptionally small in stature: DWARFISM

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na·nism (naґniz-əm) [L. nanus dwarf] dwarfism.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • 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 — 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

  • 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

  • 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

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