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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

(dworf) an abnormally short person.dwarf´ish
achondroplastic dwarf  one with achondroplasia and a large head with saddle nose and brachycephaly, short limbs, and usually lordosis.
Amsterdam dwarf  one with de Lange's syndrome.
ateliotic dwarf  one with infantile skeleton, with persistent nonunion between epiphyses and diaphyses.
hypophysial dwarf  pituitary d.
Laron dwarf  one whose skeletal growth retardation is from impaired ability to synthesize insulin-like growth factor I, usually due to growth hormone receptor defects.
normal dwarf , physiologic dwarf a person who is unusually short but not deformed.
pituitary dwarf  a dwarf with hypophysial infantilism.
rachitic dwarf  a person dwarfed by rickets, having a high forehead with prominent bosses, bent long bones, and Harrison's groove.
renal dwarf  one whose failure to achieve normal bone maturation is due to renal failure.
true dwarf  normal d.

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.

dwarf

[dwôrf]
Etymology: AS, dweorge
2 v, to prevent or retard, for example, normal growth.
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.

dwarf

an abnormally undersized animal or plant. See also dwarfism.

dwarf bay
daphnemezereum.
dwarf cattle
dwarf Darling pea
swainsonaluteola.
dolichocephalic dwarf
dwarf with a long, narrow head.
dwarf elder
sambucusebulus.
dwarf goat
a dwarf variety of any of the standard goat breeds; the best known is a dwarf of West African breed.
dwarf laurel
kalmiaangustifolia.
proportional dwarf
see proportional dwarf.
dwarf tapeworm
see hymenolepisnana.
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