Definition of Achondroplasty
1. Noun. An inherited skeletal disorder beginning before birth; cartilage is converted to bone resulting in dwarfism.
Generic synonyms: Congenital Disease, Genetic Abnormality, Genetic Defect, Genetic Disease, Genetic Disorder, Hereditary Condition, Hereditary Disease, Inherited Disease, Inherited Disorder
Derivative terms: Achondroplastic
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Literary usage of Achondroplasty
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1. Death by Default: a policy of fatal neglict in China's State Orphanages by Robin Munro, Jeff Rigsby, Human Rights Watch/Asia (1996)
"Serious achondroplasty, osteogenesis imperfecta, Marfan's syndrome, pigmentary degeneration of the retina, progressive muscular degeneration ..."