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achondroplasia
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The most common form of dwarfism which can be diagnosed before birth.

People with achondroplasia are usually born with disproportionately short limbs.

The average height of somebody with the condition is 131 cm (52inches/ 4ft.4 inches) in men and 124 cm (49 inches/ 1 inch) in women.

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