PYGMYISM By N., Sam M.S. - 12 Pygmatism is a hereditary condition characterized by well proportioned but dwarfed body. The body type is prevalent for certain groups in central Africa. PYGMYISM: "Pygmyism could be the basis for some legends regarding elves in mythology." Related Psychology Terms ADOLESCENCE (Theories) Discrimination and Mental Illness in the LGBT Population Dissociative Identity Disorder PICA JUNG, CARL GUSTAV (1875-1961) DOMINANCE RELATIONSHIP RACE DIFFERENCES CHILD PSYCHIATRY OBSESSRVE-COMPULSIVE REACTION ESTHETICS Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "PYGMYISM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/pygmyism/ (accessed May 20, 2022).