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  • n. Abnormal smallness of the body; dwarfism

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being dwarfed; dwarfishness.


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  • A new study says that laser scans reveal that the left side of Lincolns face was smaller than the right, a facial defect known as cranial microsomia.

    CNN Transcript Aug 14, 2007

  • • Bilateral hemifacial microsomia, with Goldenhar syndrome diagnosed at birth.

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  • According to a new study, kids with a congenital disorder, known as hemifacial microsomia (HFM), are more likely to develop left-handedness.

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