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an abnormally undersized person; see also dwarfism. adj., adj dwar´�fish.
hypophysial dwarf pituitary dwarf.
infantile dwarf a dwarf with infantilism.
normal dwarf an individual who is undersized but perfectly formed.
renal dwarf a person with renal dwarfism.
dwarf(dwōrf), Negative or pejorative connotations of this word may render it offensive in some contexts.
An abnormally undersized person with disproportion among the body parts. See: dwarfism.
dwarf(dworf) an abnormally short person.dwarf´ish
achondroplastic dwarf one with achondroplasia and a large head with saddle nose and brachycephaly, short limbs, and usually lordosis.
Amsterdam dwarf one with de Lange's syndrome.
ateliotic dwarf one with infantile skeleton, with persistent nonunion between epiphyses and diaphyses.
hypophysial dwarf pituitary d.
Laron dwarf one whose skeletal growth retardation is from impaired ability to synthesize insulin-like growth factor I, usually due to growth hormone receptor defects.
normal dwarf , physiologic dwarf a person who is unusually short but not deformed.
pituitary dwarf a dwarf with hypophysial infantilism.
rachitic dwarf a person dwarfed by rickets, having a high forehead with prominent bosses, bent long bones, and Harrison's groove.
renal dwarf one whose failure to achieve normal bone maturation is due to renal failure.
true dwarf normal d.
n. pl. dwarfs or dwarves (dwôrvz)
a. A person with a usually genetic disorder resulting in atypically short stature and often disproportionate limbs.
b. An atypically small animal or plant.
Etymology: AS, dweorge
1 n, also called nanus. an abnormally short, undersized person, especially one whose body parts are not proportional. Kinds of dwarfs include achondroplastic dwarf, asexual dwarf, ateliotic dwarf, Brissaud's dwarf, cretin dwarf, diastrophic dwarf, nanocephalic dwarf, phocomelic dwarf, pituitary dwarf, primordial dwarf, rachitic dwarf, renal dwarf, Russell dwarf, sexual dwarf, Silver dwarf, and thanatophoric dwarf.
2 v, to prevent or retard, for example, normal growth.
An abnormally undersized person with disproportion among the bodily parts.
An abnormally undersized person with disproportion among the body parts.
an abnormally undersized animal or plant. See also dwarfism.
dwarf Darling pea
dwarf with a long, narrow head.
a dwarf variety of any of the standard goat breeds; the best known is a dwarf of West African breed.
see proportional dwarf.