nanism definition

  • noun:
    • Ecology the health of being stunted or dwarfed, as with specific climates.
    • See dwarfism.
    • abnormally small-size, due to a developmental problem
    • the healthiness of being unusually small in stature; dwarfism; dwarfishness; -- opposed to gigantism.
    • Aberration from normal kind by reduce in size; the type or top-notch being dwarfed or pygmy; dwarfishness: opposed to gigantism.
    • an inherited abnormality leading to brief stature

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