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miniature

much smaller in size than normal animals of the species, but with normal proportions. Animals born prematurely are miniatures but show evidence of prematurity in their haircoat, unerupted teeth and immature hooves. A nonviable form of miniaturism in calves with these characteristics is thought to be inherited. See also dwarfism.

miniature dog breeds
several dog breeds or varieties which are specified as miniatures, usually in contrast to a larger variety with similar characteristics except for size. They include the Miniature schnauzer, Miniature bull terrier, Miniature poodle, Miniature dachshund and miniature pinscher.
miniature endplate potentials
the steady release of acetylcholine from the nerve terminal, which results in subthreshold responses.
miniature pig
see miniature pig.