PYGMYISM

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."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PYGMYISM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/pygmyism/ (accessed November 28, 2020).
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