normal dwarf

normal dwarf
a person who is unusually short (more than 3 standard deviations below mean height for age in a child) but is not deformed. Called also physiologic, primordial, pure, or true d.

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  • normal dwarf — noun an achondroplastic dwarf whose small size is the result of a genetic defect; body parts and mental and sexual development are normal • Syn: ↑primordial dwarf, ↑hypoplastic dwarf, ↑true dwarf • Hypernyms: ↑dwarf, ↑midget, ↑nanus …   Useful english dictionary

  • dwarf´ness — dwarf «dwrf», noun, plural dwarfs, dwarves «dwrvz», adjective, verb. –noun. 1. a person, animal, or plant much smaller than the usual size for its kind: »Mr. Bruce met a dwarf, dressed as a clown, who had entertained at parties in his own… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dwarf-Maus — Dwarf Mäuse (engl. Singular: dwarf mouse, dwarf = ‚Zwerg‘) sind kleinwüchsige Mausmutanten und wichtige Modellorganismen in der Biogerontologie. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Beschreibung und Typen 2 Einzelnachweise 3 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Dwarf cats — are domestic cat breeds which have the condition of dwarfism due to a genetic mutation. The Munchkin is the founding breed of chondrodysplastic (short legged) dwarf cat. Through outcrossing the Munchkin with a variety of normally proportioned… …   Wikipedia

  • Dwarf — Dwarf, n.; pl. {Dwarfs}. [OE. dwergh, dwerf, dwarf, AS. dweorg, dweorh; akin to D. dwerg, MHG. twerc, G. zwerg, Icel. dvergr, Sw. & Dan. dverg; of unknown origin.] 1. An animal or plant which is much below the ordinary size of its species or kind …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dwarf elder — Dwarf Dwarf, n.; pl. {Dwarfs}. [OE. dwergh, dwerf, dwarf, AS. dweorg, dweorh; akin to D. dwerg, MHG. twerc, G. zwerg, Icel. dvergr, Sw. & Dan. dverg; of unknown origin.] 1. An animal or plant which is much below the ordinary size of its species… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dwarf wall — Dwarf Dwarf, n.; pl. {Dwarfs}. [OE. dwergh, dwerf, dwarf, AS. dweorg, dweorh; akin to D. dwerg, MHG. twerc, G. zwerg, Icel. dvergr, Sw. & Dan. dverg; of unknown origin.] 1. An animal or plant which is much below the ordinary size of its species… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dwarf rabbit — Dwarf rabbits are a variety of domestic European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus). Dwarf rabbits are much smaller than normal rabbits, but are capable of interbreeding with them, so are not recognized as a separate species. A dwarf rabbit Purebred… …   Wikipedia

  • Dwarf nova — HT Cas seen in outburst (mag 13.4) on 2010 November 2. Li …   Wikipedia

  • dwarf — n Dwarf, pygmy, midget, manikin, homunculus, runt are comparable when they mean an individual and usually a person of diminutive size. Dwarf is the general term not only for a human being but for any animal or plant that is definitely below the… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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