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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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nanus posee sus cuerpos grasos bien desarrollados durante la temporada fria.
nanus in Redcastle-Graytown State Forest is significant as it confirms the continued presence of the species in this area, despite it not having been recorded here for at least 40 years.
The style of leadership discussed by Bennis and Nanus is termed Transformative, in that it is said to have an empowering effect on others, enabling them to translate intentions into reality.
Visionary leaders, said Nanus, will be needed at all levels of tomorrow's less-hierarchical organizations.
Nanus, in Visionary Leadership, defines vision as "a realistic, credible, attractive future for your organization." He goes on to say that there is no more powerful engine driving an organization toward excellence and long-range success than an attractive, worthwhile, and achievable vision of the future that is widely shared.