Rhizomelic dwarfism is a type of dwarfism where the dominant feature is proximal (i.e. femoral, humeral) limb shortening.
The following conditions fall under the heading of rhizomelic dwarfism 3
- metatrophic dwarfism
- rhizomelic chondrodysplasia punctata
- thanatophoric dysplasia
History and etymology
Derives from the Greek words "rhizo" meaning "root" and "melia" meaning "limb".
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Synonyms & Alternative Spellings
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