Nanism


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.