diastrophic dwarfism


diastrophic dwarfism
di·a·stroph·ic dwarfism .dī-ə-'sträf-ik- n an inherited dysplasia affecting bones and joints and characterized esp. by clubfoot, deformities of the digits of the hand, malformed pinnae, and cleft palate

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