achondroplastic dwarfism n.
A congenital dwarfism resulting from a failure of cartilage to normally develop into bone, especially cartilage on the ends of long bones.
. (used to represent the sound of a person sneezing.) Contemporary Examples Which brings me—achoo—to the other matter: the AIG bonus business. Bonfire of the Inanities Christopher Buckley March 21, 2009 Historical Examples They are enlargin’ the burial ground in Llanycil Churchyard—achoo! Contemporary One-Act Plays Sir James M. Barrie
achor trouble, a valley near Jericho, so called in consequence of the trouble which the sin of Achan caused Israel (Josh. 7:24,26). The expression “valley of Achor” probably became proverbial for that which caused trouble, and when Isaiah (Isa. 65:10) refers to it he uses it in this sense: “The valley of Achor, a place […]
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- Achrestic anemia
achrestic anemia achrestic anemia a·chres·tic anemia (ə-krěs’tĭk) n. A macrocytic anemia in which the changes in bone marrow and circulating blood resemble those of pernicious anemia.
the colorless or white variety of tourmaline, often used as a gem. Historical Examples Red tourmaline is, however, sometimes called “rubellite,” and white tourmaline has been called “achroite.” A Text-Book of Precious Stones for Jewelers and the Gem-Loving Public Frank Bertram Wade