achondroplasia achondroplasia

Definition(s):

  • (n) an inherited skeletal disorder beginning before birth; cartilage is converted to bone resulting in dwarfism

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  1. For victims of the commonest type of dwarfism, achondroplasia, marked by short limbs, large heads and "scooped out" noses, no hormonal or other treatment is effective.
  2. Doctors who earlier noticed cases of this kind of dwarfism among the Amish mistook it for achondroplasia, a form made familiar by Velsquez's paintings of dwarfs as court .

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