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Noun: achondroplasia  ey,kón-dru'pley-zhu
  1. An inherited skeletal disorder beginning before birth; cartilage is not converted to bone resulting in dwarfism
    - achondroplasty, osteosclerosis congenita, chondrodystrophy

Derived forms: achondroplasias

Type of: congenital disease, genetic abnormality, genetic defect, genetic disease, genetic disorder, hereditary condition, hereditary disease, inherited disease, inherited disorder

Encyclopedia: Achondroplasia