Definitions of nanus

n a person who is markedly small

dwarf, midget
Levi-Lorrain dwarf, hypophysial dwarf, pituitary dwarf
a dwarf whose condition is caused by a deficiency of growth hormones, rather than by genetic factors (as in the case of the achondroplastic dwarf)
hypoplastic dwarf, normal dwarf, primordial dwarf, true dwarf
an achondroplastic dwarf whose small size is the result of a genetic defect; body parts and mental and sexual development are normal
Type of:
small person
a person of below average size

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