Definition of Dwarfishness

1. Noun. Smallness of stature.

Generic synonyms: Littleness, Smallness
Derivative terms: Dwarfish

Definition of Dwarfishness

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Medical Definition of Dwarfishness

1. A condition which results from the insufficient production of growth hormone by the pituitary gland. Dwarfism is characterised by abnormally short stature with normal body proportions occurring in childhood. Symptoms include slowed growth, short stature, delayed sexual development in the adolescent, headaches, excessive urination and excessive thirst. (27 Sep 1997)

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Literary usage of Dwarfishness

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1. Neurotic Disorders of Childhood: Including a Study of Auto and Intestinal by Benjamin Knox Rachford (1905)
"dwarfishness of body in school children of good physique does not mean ... But dwarfishness among children, as indicated by weight and chest development, ..."

2. The Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal (1833)
"dwarfishness with regard to age may present three cases. In the first, the individual exhibits at birth, or during infancy, a size inferior to that of his ..."

3. The Review of Education: An Educational Review of Reviews by Illinois Society for Child-Study (1895)
"dwarfishness of body in school children of good physique does not mean ... of mind But dwarfishness among children, as indicated by weight and chest ..."

4. A Manual of Pathological Anatomy by Karl Rokitansky (1854)
"... class comprises the four orders — general dwarfishness and general gigantism, partial gigantism and partial dwarfishness of proportions. ..."

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