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dwarf

 [dworf]
an abnormally undersized person; see also dwarfism. adj., adj dwar´�fish.
hypophysial dwarf pituitary dwarf.
hypothyroid dwarf a dwarf with hypothyroidism or cretinism. See dwarfism.
infantile dwarf a dwarf with infantilism.
normal dwarf an individual who is undersized but perfectly formed.
pituitary dwarf a person with pituitary dwarfism; called also hypophyseal dwarf.
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.
[A.S. dweorh]

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.

dwarf

(dwôrf)
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.

dwarf′ish adj.

dwarf

[dwôrf]
Etymology: AS, dweorge
2 v, to prevent or retard, for example, normal growth.
A preferred term for a person of diminutive size resulting from dwarfism or of various causes

dwarf

(dwōrf)
An abnormally undersized person with disproportion among the bodily parts.
See: dwarfism

dwarf

(dwōrf)
An abnormally undersized person with disproportion among the body parts.

dwarf

an abnormally undersized animal or plant. See also dwarfism.

dwarf bay
daphnemezereum.
dwarf cattle
dwarf Darling pea
swainsonaluteola.
dolichocephalic dwarf
dwarf with a long, narrow head.
dwarf elder
sambucusebulus.
dwarf goat
a dwarf variety of any of the standard goat breeds; the best known is a dwarf of West African breed.
dwarf laurel
kalmiaangustifolia.
proportional dwarf
see proportional dwarf.
dwarf tapeworm
see hymenolepisnana.
References in periodicals archive ?
believed to be of dwarfish form" (OED 1A); "A diminutive being" (OED 3); "A dwarf, mannikin" (OED 3A), "Applied to a child" (OED 3B).
Poulin uses a dark and rich palette; his characters have a Flemish Renaissance quality and slightly outdated dwarfish features.
A dwarfish state whose defenders can never grow to more than a handful .
Sarkozy as Iznogud, a sinister dwarfish figure in oriental costume.
POU1F1 mutations associated with Snell dwarf (dw) and Jackson dwarf (dw-J) in mice and dwarfish in human (Li et al.
Impossible, a beaked, dwarfish dandy (and philandering pest) with a cartoonish, Dr.
He visited the ruin of the cottage, where Great Uncle Eggle had once lived, and saw a small dwarfish figure clad in green, warming his hands in front of a dying fire.
He looked like an exclamation point-tiny feet in thin-soled black leather shoes/almost dwarfish legs, and a powerful torso barely contained by a jacket of double-breasted gray houndstooth.
38) Tom Thumb's appeal, in particular, had to do with the fact that he was perfectly shaped other than for his size; he was always advertised as having "nothing dwarfish in his appearance--he is a perfect man in miniature.
Rodriguez--the same Rodriguez who signs his name to the most impenetrable essays ever found in scholarly journals on art history and theory; author of the book Champions of the Ideologeme, member of the International Association of Critics and circumstances permitting, photographer of male nudes, to boot; Rodriguez, in sum, a dwarfish polyglot and fruitcake who, when he has a headache, just picks up any volume by Lyotard or Francastel--let out a semiotically pure guffaw and shook like an asthmatic.
the metaphor of finches fluttering urgently in the hearts of men, Fabrizio's inverted counterpart, Padre Attilio Bodini, a Hieronymite monk who paints a coded mural, and Ugo's glancing embodiment of characteristics of Niccolo, Archenti, Fabrizio and Omero (his dwarfish servant) are a few such devices.
Galton noted that giants do not become more gigantic, nor dwarfs more dwarfish, in each successive generation: Variations have a constant tendency to regress to the mean.