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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.
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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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
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A preferred term for a person of diminutive size resulting from dwarfism or of various causes
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

dwarf

(dwōrf)
An abnormally undersized person with disproportion among the bodily parts.
See: dwarfism
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

dwarf

(dwōrf)
An abnormally undersized person with disproportion among the body parts.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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