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Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Improper development of cartilage at the ends of the long bones, resulting in a form of congenital dwarfism.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An anomaly of development marked by deficient cartilaginous growth resulting in a form of dwarfism.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a skeletal disorder beginning before birth; cartilage is converted to bone resulting in dwarfism.

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  • noun teratology A genetic disorder, the most common form of short limb dwarfism.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an inherited skeletal disorder beginning before birth; cartilage is converted to bone resulting in dwarfism

Etymologies

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a- (“not”) +‎ chondro- (from Ancient Greek χόνδρος (chondros) "cartilage") +‎ -plasia (“growth”)

Examples

  • Breeds of dog with very short legs, like basset hounds and dachshunds, acquired them in a single step with the genetic mutation called achondroplasia, a classic example of a large mutation that would be unlikely to survive in nature.

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  • Breeds of dog with very short legs, like basset hounds and dachshunds, acquired them in a single step with the genetic mutation called achondroplasia, a classic example of a large mutation that would be unlikely to survive in nature.

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  • Simmonds, who suffers from a genetic disorder called achondroplasia, one of the most common forms of short limb dwarfism, admits she is just as excited about watching the Games as competing in them.

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  • She has grown less than 1 centimeter 0.4 inch in the last two years, Guinness said in a statement, and will grow no more due to a form of dwarfism called achondroplasia.

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  • She has grown less than 1 centimeter 0.4 inch in the last two years, Guinness said in a statement, and will grow no more due to a form of dwarfism called achondroplasia.

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  • Amge, at 2 feet, 0.06 inches tall, is the same height as an average 2-year-old as a result of being born with a form of dwarfism called achondroplasia.

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  • She has grown less than 1 centimeter 0.4 inch in the last two years, Guinness said in a statement, and will grow no more due to a form of dwarfism called achondroplasia.

    The Seattle Times

  • She has grown less than 1 centimeter 0.4 inch in the last two years, Guinness said in a statement, and will grow no more due to a form of dwarfism called achondroplasia.

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  • She has grown less than 1 centimeter 0.4 inch in the last two years, Guinness said in a statement, and will grow no more due to a form of dwarfism called achondroplasia.

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  • Ms Amge has a condition called achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism, and is not expected to grow further.

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