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dwarfism

dwarf·ism

dwarfism

 
pronunciation:
dwor fih zm
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part of speech: noun
definition: a state or condition of stunted growth.
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The word dwarfism contains the following part:
-ism1 Greek noun-forming suffix that means act, process, state, practice, or instance of
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The suffix -ism1 attaches to Greek roots to form nouns which usually have a corresponding verb ending in "-ize, -ise". See also -ism2.