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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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It is part of the traditional rainforest home of the Semang, often referred to as Negritos in early literature (Skeat & Blagden 1906; Schebesta 1928; Evans 1937).
Os recursos visuais identificados sao: imagens, fotos ou figuras, para contextualizar ou fornecer o significado da palavra alvo; e aspectos graficos como as cores, o sublinhado e o negrito para dar destaque ao verbal ou para o ensino da pronuncia.
El Negrito de Batey (The Negro from Batey), a carnival dance from Veracruz, is an example of how the traditional is made theatrical.
The Negrito combines dark rum, creme de cacao, milk and a touch of cinnamon.
There should be no reason why one should not be able to marry a woman who is Black, by all contemporary definitions, and be able to have children with her and have them be identified differently, as frequently happens in Latino families, with "Look, this is my negrito [Black one] and this is my guerito [blond one]" - a phenomenon practically unknown in the U.
Detailed study of the languages spoken by Negrito groups, notes Headland, indicates important linguistic changes were set in motion around 3,000 years ago, when Austronesian-speaking farmers entered the Philippines.
BOSTON -- When the mayor of El Negrito, a small village in Honduras, saw a volunteer from Water for People use an Android smartphone to capture data about the community water supply, he immediately started thinking about ways to use such devices in tax collection.
CRC CAC WOM SAT SQ BES WOM 0,919 0,861 (0,885) SAT 0,910 0,803 0,379 (0,914) SQ 0,842 0,717 0,285 0,145 (0,801) BES 0,901 0,851 0,382 0,158 0,356 (0,834) Diagonal em negrito = raiz quadrada da variancia media extraida (AVE) Fonte: dos autores.
Characterized by their dark skin and frizzy hair, this Negrito race is believed to be amongst the first migrants to have reached the Andaman Islands, many thousands of years ago.
Os fatores cujas avaliacoes aparecem no Quadro 3 (nas colunas "Beta Fase 1", "Beta Fase 2" e "Alfa") com fundo branco e fonte sem negrito sao aqueles com evidencias de presenca de influencia (moderada ou forte).
Exemplo: cursivas para a serie de sensacoes analogas e rapidas, negrito para as onomatopeias violentas, etc.
On the basis of mtDNA sequences, the Semang, who are adapted to rainforest foraging and have a distinct Negrito appearance, reveal in haplogroups M21 and R21, a deep ancestry in the region that stretched back at least 60 000 years to the original Anatomically Modern Human expansion into Southeast Asia.