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pyg·my

(pig'mē), [MIM*265850]
A physiologic dwarf with normal serum levels of growth hormone and somatomedin and refractoriness to exogenous hormone; especially one of a race of similar people, such as the pygmies of central Africa.
Synonym(s): pigmy
[G. pygmaios, dwarfish, fr. pygmē, fist, also a measure of length from elbow to knuckles]

pygmy

[pig′mē]
Etymology: L, pygmaeus, dwarf
an extremely small person whose body parts are proportioned accordingly. Also spelled pigmy. See also primordial dwarf.
A member of a tribe of African bushmen who is short, partly due to a 50% decrease of high-affinity growth hormone binding protein, the amino acid sequence of which is homologous to the cell membrane’s growth hormone receptor, resulting in a primary deficiency of insulin-like growth factor (IGF-I) or somatomedin C

pyg·my

(pig'mē)
A physiologic dwarf, especially one of a race of similar people, such as the pygmies of central Africa.
[G. pygmaios, dwarfish, fr. pygmē, fist, also a measure of length from elbow to knuckles]
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Owning a wild hedge-hog in Britain is illegal, but the pygmies are not.
The pygmies are caught between the world of the forest, and a modern society that appears to reject them, but children like Ambi may hold the key to the Baka finding their own place.
Turnbull's ethnographic accounts of the Mbuti Pygmies, although largely criticised, are extremely valuable in highlighting the intricacies of a Pygmy cosmos (Turnbull 1960a, 1960c, 1961, 1965a, 1965b, 1978b, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1997).
They emerge from the stillness of the rainforest like a lost tribe of prehistoric warriors forgotten by time a barefoot band of Mbuti Pygmies wielding iron-tipped spears.
These are global problems - you need global giants, not the pygmies I hear about," he said.
Still haven't seen enough of Fort Bragg's pygmies and giants?