What does Achondroplasia mean?

Achondroplasia meaning in General Dictionary

a skeletal disorder starting before birth cartilage is changed into bone tissue causing dwarfism

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  • an inherited skeletal disorder beginning before beginning; cartilage is converted to bone tissue resulting in dwarfism

Achondroplasia meaning in Medical Dictionary

the most typical kind of short stature with disproportionately short limbs -- dwarfism with quick legs and arms. Achondroplasia is brought on by mutation in the fibroblast growth factor receptor-3 gene (FGFR3), which is situated on chromosome 4 in chromosome band 4p16.3.

Achondroplasia meaning in Veterinary Dictionary

Refers to the modifications undergone by the skeletal system during development of the fetus; is able to be passed down genetically.