Meaning of achondroplasia

a•chon•dro•pla•sia

Pronunciation: (ā-kon"dru-plā'zhu, -zhē-u, -zē-u), [key]
— n. Pathol.
  1. defective conversion of cartilage into bone, esp. at the epiphyses of long bones, producing a type of dwarfism.
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