Definition of Nanus
1. Noun. A person who is markedly small.
Specialized synonyms: Hypophysial Dwarf, Levi-lorrain Dwarf, Pituitary Dwarf, Hypoplastic Dwarf, Normal Dwarf, Primordial Dwarf, True Dwarf
Generic synonyms: Small Person
Derivative terms: Dwarf, Dwarf
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nanus
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Literary usage of Nanus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Birds of America by John James Audubon (1841)
"TURDUS nanus. PLATE CXLVII.—MALE. The history of our smaller Thrushes has been involved in obscurity by the attempts which have been made to restore to some ..."
2. Birds by Eugene William Oates, William Thomas Blanford (1895)
"... nanus. The Small Hawk-Cuckoo. ... nanus, Hume, SF v, p. 490 ; id. Cat. no. 205 bis; Hume | Dav. SF vi, pp. ..."