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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]
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As such, the entire population of South, East, and Southeast Asia is connected by the mtDNA macrohaplogroup M and all are the descendants of the Asian Negritos.
He ultimately chose the name Fantastic Negrito to demonstrate his love for the Delta blues that his great-uncle listened to but that Dphrepaulezz shunned until he could appreciate the suffering it expressed.
2013 Terror from the sky: Unconventional linguistic clues to the Negrito past.
Pero en cualquiera de las alternativas, la referencia es evidente: es el castigo a los esclavos, que el negrito empieza a conocer al mismo tiempo que aprende la existencia de ese frances completamente extranjero, que no servia para expresar ningun sentimiento.
Me encanta "intellectual" porque me encanta el negrito porque yo tengo nomas que veinte poemas que son autobiographical.
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With echoes of Edward Said and references to Bhabha, Lane describes how costumbrismo--ostensibly natural portraits of Cuban daily life as captured in art, literature, and poetry--'offer us a peculiar instance of colonial mimicry' (59), providing a type of discursive blackface that inspired the negrito figure of successive decades.
Entonces los dos hombres rayos mensajeros entraron a prestar casa, lo hablaron d dueno de la casa cerca de la Iglesia, le dijieron los dos hombres rayos que si podian quedar una noche nadamas, porque viene a espantar un negrito: Porque manana la vienen a traer mi hija, porque el negrito la esta llevando por turno los ninos.
The Chinese Pilgrim, I-Tsing, when returning to China from India, recorded the people of Pulo Condore as negritos and stated that many negrito slaves existed in South China at the end of the VIIth Century A.
The term negrito is so endearing to us, it's what wives call their husbands.
Such disparaging terms as negrito (little black one), pelo malo (bad hair), or worse are commonplace for this group that often wields little political and economic power in their homelands.