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achondroplasia (s) (noun), achondroplasias (pl)
A congenital bone disorder caused by an abnormal conversion of cartilage into bone, resulting in deformities and dwarfism: In Medieval times, people who suffered from achrondroplasia were often ridiculed and mistreated; later, they were exhibited in traveling circuses.
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A form of genetic dwarfism specifically characterized by arrested development of the long bones.
A defect in most breeds and a requisite in others; such as, Dachshunds amd Basset Hounds.
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