hypochondroplasiamedical dictionary

<paediatrics> Dwarfism similar to but milder than achondroplasia and neither seen with achondroplasia in the same families nor evident until mid-childhood; the skull and facies are normal; autosomal dominant inheritance.

Origin: hypo-+ G. Chondros, cartilage, + plasis, a molding

(05 Mar 2000)