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Nanism vs. Dwarfism

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Nanismnoun

Unusually small size, as the result of a developmental abnormality.

Dwarfismnoun

The condition of being a dwarf.

Nanismnoun

The condition of being abnormally small in stature; dwarfism; dwarfishness; - opposed to gigantism.

Dwarfismnoun

a genetic abnormality resulting in short stature

Nanismnoun

a genetic abnormality resulting in short stature

Dwarfism

Dwarfism occurs when an organism is exceptionally small. In humans, it is sometimes defined as an adult height of less than 147 centimetres (4 ft 10 in), regardless of sex; the average adult height among people with dwarfism is 122 centimetres (4 ft 0 in), although some individuals with dwarfism are slightly taller.

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