Achondroplasia meaning

ā-kŏndrō-plāzhə
Improper development of cartilage at the ends of the long bones, resulting in a form of congenital dwarfism.
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A congenital disorder of bone formation that results in deformities and dwarfing of the skeleton.
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Improper development of cartilage at the ends of the long bones, resulting in a form of congenital dwarfism.
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(teratology) A genetic disorder, the most common form of short limb dwarfism.
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Origin of achondroplasia

  • a- (“not”) +‎ chondro- (from Ancient Greek χόνδρος (chondros) "cartilage") +‎ -plasia (“growth”)

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