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a person of extremely short stature who is otherwise perfectly formed, with the usual proportions of body parts and normal mental and sexual development. The condition may be genetically related, involving some defect in the ability to use growth hormone, or it may occur sporadically within a particular population. Also called hypoplastic dwarf, normal dwarf, physiological dwarf, pure dwarf, true dwarf. See also pituitary dwarf, pygmy.
A dwarf who has a selective deficiency of growth hormone but otherwise normal endocrine function.
See also: dwarf