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acromesomelic dwarfism

a form of short-limb dwarfism characterized by pug nose and shortening of the upper and lower extremities; particularly striking in the distal portion of these extremities (that is, forearm, fingers of upper extremity and the lower leg and toes of the lower extremity). Autosomal recessive inheritance.


A form of dwarfism in which shortening is striking in the most distal segment of the limbs; autosomal recessive inheritance.
Synonym(s): acromelia.
[acro- + G. melos, limb, + ia, condition]
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