acrodolichomelia (s) (noun)
, acrodolichomelias (pl)
Abnormal or unreasonable length of hands and feet: In the newspaper Bob read about a person having a case of acrodolichomelia which was explained as being a result of disproportionate or continued growth beyond the usual time of physical maturation.
Relating to having a skull with a long anteroposterior diameter.
The condition of having a disproportionately long colon.
An abnormally long colon.
A person having a disproportionately, or unusually, long neck.
A person having a long skull that is significantly broad in the temporal regions or the temples of the head (the parts of each side of the head between the eyes and the ears).
Someone who has a long skull that is very broad in the occipital (back of the head) region.
Someone who has a long skull that is very broad in the frontal region.
Having an unusually long face.
The condition of having a disproportionately long stomach.
Having a long, slender sacrum (large heavy bone at the base of the spine, which is made up of fused sacral vertebrae in the vertebral column and is roughly triangular in shape and makes up the back wall of the pelvis).
A person whose skull, in addition to being long, is also high and narrow.
Referring to a body type which is long and slender in form or build.
A reference to fingernails, and toenails, that are elongated and slender.
The length and width of fingernails were measured in patients with Marfan syndrome and in individuals without the syndrome
Marfan syndrome is a rare hereditary disorder of connective tissue. Affected people are tall, with long, thin limbs and spiderlike fingers (arachnodactyly).
The lens of the eye is dislocated, and many have glaucoma or detached retina. Heart muscle abnormalities and various malfunctions and malformations also occur; and rupture of the aorta is the most common cause of death.
Severity varies; affected individuals may die young or live essentially normal lives. The underlying abnormality cannot be cured, but some of the defects can be surgically corrected.
Having an abnormally long or narrow pelvis.