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Achondroplasia
~ ACHONDROPLASIA  id+ | DWARF |  see> CHONDRO~ root
                  note  DWARF or see> MIDGET
  may be considered offensive to some people
  med> DISPROPORTIONAL SHORT STATURE SYNDROME
       PROXIMA SEGMENTS OF LIMB ARE PARTICULARLY SHORT
  A CHONDRO PLASIA wrongly implies that there is
  LACK of CARTILAGE GROWTH
  in fact there is CARTILAGE but its
  CALCIFICATION IS FLAWED
  note MIDGET implies PROPORTIONAL SMALL BODY SIZE
       DWARF  implies SHORT LIMBS or EXTREMITIES
  art> in 1656 VELAZQUEZ PAINTED TWO CLASSIC RENDITIONS OF
       A PERSON WITH ACHONDROPLASIA  one is found in
  " THE MAIDS OF HONOR "   another is a painting of the dwarf
  " FRANCISCO LEZCANO " both at the PRADO MUSEUM in Madrid        

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