Definition of Nanism

1. Noun. A genetic abnormality resulting in short stature.




Definition of Nanism

1. n. The condition of being abnormally small in stature; dwarfishness; -- opposed to gigantism.

Definition of Nanism

1. Noun. (biology medicine) Unusually small size, as a result of a developmental abnormality ¹

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Definition of Nanism

1. abnormal smallness [n -S]

Medical Definition of Nanism

1. Once known as dwarfism, this condition is now correctly called short stature. (12 Dec 1998)

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Literary usage of Nanism

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1. The Silva of California by Willis Linn Jepson (1910)
"nanism IN ENDEMIC SPECIES. When the reproductive stage occurs at a very early age ... Such a condition is called nanism, a term which covers all cases of ..."

2. Orthopedic Surgery for Practitioners by Henry Ling Taylor, Charles Ogilvy, Fred Houdlett Albee (1909)
"In addition nanism and gigantism, though not always congenital, may for convenience be ... nanism, or microsomia, is often due to some defect of nutrition, ..."

3. Manual of Plant Diseases by Paul Sorauer, Gustav Lindau, Ludwig Reh, Frances Dorrance (1922)
"DWARF-GROWTH (nanism). The dwarf conifers found in trade under the name "Japanese or Chinese Trees of Life" show an interesting effect of the influence of a ..."

4. The Diseases of infancy and childhood by Henry Koplik (1918)
"Dwarfism; nanism.—A dwarf is a person of very small stature. The tallest dwarf according to Sainton should not exceed 1.5 meters or 59 inches in height. ..."

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