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short stature

in pediatrics, height below the third percentile when plotted on a growth chart.

short stat·ure

(shōrt stachŭr)
In pediatrics, height below the third percentile when plotted on a growth chart.

short stature

Body height at a specified age below the level obtained at that age by 70% of the population. A number of diseases, including hormonal, nutritional, and intrauterine growth retardation, may cause this condition. It is important to determine the cause and initiate appropriate therapy as soon as possible.
See also: stature
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