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dwarf

 [dworf]
an abnormally undersized person; see also dwarfism. adj., adj dwar´�fish.
hypophysial dwarf pituitary dwarf.
hypothyroid dwarf a dwarf with hypothyroidism or cretinism. See dwarfism.
infantile dwarf a dwarf with infantilism.
normal dwarf an individual who is undersized but perfectly formed.
pituitary dwarf a person with pituitary dwarfism; called also hypophyseal dwarf.
renal dwarf a person with renal dwarfism.

dwarf

(dwōrf), Negative or pejorative connotations of this word may render it offensive in some contexts.
An abnormally undersized person with disproportion among the body parts. See: dwarfism.
[A.S. dweorh]

dwarf

(dwôrf)
n. pl. dwarfs or dwarves (dwôrvz)
a. A person with a usually genetic disorder resulting in atypically short stature and often disproportionate limbs.
b. An atypically small animal or plant.

dwarf′ish adj.
A preferred term for a person of diminutive size resulting from dwarfism or of various causes

dwarf

(dwōrf)
An abnormally undersized person with disproportion among the bodily parts.
See: dwarfism

dwarf

(dwōrf)
An abnormally undersized person with disproportion among the body parts.
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The dwarf has a half-light radius of 613 light years and an estimated stellar mass of about 250,000 solar masses.
In dramatic contrast, the brown dwarf of the J1433 system was born a true, full-fledged, nuclear-fusing star, but has been stripped down to its current puny, substellar mass as the result of billions of years of cannibalism on the part of its companion white dwarf.
It's too early to draw strong conclusions from a single oxygen-laden white dwarf. "There are lots of open questions before we can say that this changes our view of white dwarf evolution," Dufour says.
"The 'dwarfs' were children in masks miming to recordings.
One of the most famous dwarves in ancient Egypt was, Seneb, a 4th or early 5th Dynasty dwarf who was chief of the royal wardrobe and priest of the funerary cults of Khufu.
1 Behind the big white bushy beard of venerable old dwarf Balin is an actor best known for playing Scottish detective John Rebus.
The last category is "the ungrateful, evil dwarf, allied with the Devil" (11).
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But despite its dwarflessness, the book lets slip a piece of information about dwarfs of which I had been unaware: the average height of a fully-grown male dwarf is 132cm (4ft 4in), while females average 123cm (4ft 0.5in).
"Once they discovered that there was a class of stars really big, called giants, they carved the universe up into dwarfs and giants," says Jim Holberg, a scientist who studies dwarf stars at the University of Arizona in Tucson.
THE Red Dwarf crew will come back to Earth when the show returns this Easter, 21 years since the science fiction series first blasted off.