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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ey-kon-druh-pley-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh]
    • /eɪˌkɒn drəˈpleɪ ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ey-kon-druh-pley-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh]
    • /eɪˌkɒn drəˈpleɪ ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə/

Definitions of achondroplasia word

  • noun achondroplasia a skeletal disorder, characterized by failure of normal conversion of cartilage into bone, that begins during fetal life and results in dwarfism 3
  • noun achondroplasia a congenital disorder of bone formation that results in deformities and dwarfing of the skeleton 3
  • noun achondroplasia defective conversion of cartilage into bone, especially at the epiphyses of long bones, producing a type of dwarfism. 1
  • noun achondroplasia (teratology) A genetic disorder, the most common form of short limb dwarfism. 1

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Origin of achondroplasia

First appearance:

before 1890
One of the 20% newest English words
First recorded in 1890-95; a-6 + chondro- + -plasia

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