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hypochondroplasia hy·po·chon·dro·pla·sia (hī’pō-kŏn’drō-plā’zhə, -zhē-ə)
Congenital dwarfism similar to but milder than achondroplasia, not familial and not evident until mid-childhood, in which the skull and facial features remain normal.


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