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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.
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After making his name as a portrait miniaturist in Ireland, and then again in London as a painter of the Duke of York and his circle, from 1807 onwards Buck created a new niche for himself with his oversized miniatures on paper.
It is to be furnished by an elusive miniaturist, whose tiny creations mirror their real-life counterparts in unexpected ways.
Her frustratingly distant husband Johannes lavishes her with 'distractions', including a dollhouse replica of their home created by the elusive Miniaturist.
But when the miniaturist begins to send Nella figures of people, animals, and objects in the Brandt household that she could not possibly know exist, Nella starts to suspect a web of potentially devastating secrets around her.
Disregarding Marin's monetary anxiety, Nella commissions a miniaturist to furnish her doll house.
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Events in Pamuk's "My Name is Red", which helped him establish an international reputation, revolve around the murder of an Ottoman-era miniaturist.