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abnormal smallness of the limbs, including hands and feet, and sometimes the nose and jaws, due to a deficiency in pituitary function after puberty.
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(ak'rō-mik'rē-ă, ak'rō-mī'krē-ă),
The antithesis of acromegaly; a condition in which the bones of the face and limbs are small and delicate; possibly due to a deficiency of somatotropin.
[acro- + G. mikros, small]
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(ak'rō-mik'rē-ă, ak'rō-mī'krē-ă)
Antithesis of acromegaly; condition in which bones of the face and limbs are small and delicate.
[acro- + G. mikros, small]
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