nanism

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Etymology[edit]

nano- +‎ -ism

Noun[edit]

nanism ‎(plural nanisms)

  1. (biology, medicine) Unusually small size, as the result of a developmental abnormality.
    • 2006 April, Henri Friedhofer et al., “Surgical treatment for eyelid deformity in Crouzon syndrome associated with acanthosis nigricans: case report”, in Clinics[1]:
      In this gene, other mutations can cause a kind of nanism that is lethal during the first weeks of life.

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