acromesomelia

acromesomelic dwarfism

a form of short-limb dwarfism characterized by pug nose and shortening of the upper and lower extremities; particularly striking in the distal portion of these extremities (that is, forearm, fingers of upper extremity and the lower leg and toes of the lower extremity). Autosomal recessive inheritance.

ac·ro·mes·o·me·li·a

(ak'rō-mez'ō-mē'lē-ă)
A form of dwarfism in which shortening is striking in the most distal segment of the limbs; autosomal recessive inheritance.
Synonym(s): acromelia.
[acro- + G. melos, limb, + ia, condition]
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