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pyg·my

(pig'mē), [MIM*265850]
A physiologic dwarf with normal serum levels of growth hormone and somatomedin and refractoriness to exogenous hormone; especially one of a race of similar people, such as the pygmies of central Africa.
Synonym(s): pigmy
[G. pygmaios, dwarfish, fr. pygmē, fist, also a measure of length from elbow to knuckles]

pygmy

[pig′mē]
Etymology: L, pygmaeus, dwarf
an extremely small person whose body parts are proportioned accordingly. Also spelled pigmy. See also primordial dwarf.
A member of a tribe of African bushmen who is short, partly due to a 50% decrease of high-affinity growth hormone binding protein, the amino acid sequence of which is homologous to the cell membrane’s growth hormone receptor, resulting in a primary deficiency of insulin-like growth factor (IGF-I) or somatomedin C

pyg·my

(pig'mē)
A physiologic dwarf, especially one of a race of similar people, such as the pygmies of central Africa.
[G. pygmaios, dwarfish, fr. pygmē, fist, also a measure of length from elbow to knuckles]