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nanism (plural nanisms)
- (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”, Clinics:
- In this gene, other mutations can cause a kind of nanism that is lethal during the first weeks of life.