PYGMYISM By N., Pam M.S. - April 28, 2013 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 ATHLETIC TYPE SPINAL MUSCULAR ATROPHY (SMA) ANGIONEUROTIC EDEMA TRACHOMA BIOTYPOLOGY ASTHENIC TYPE APOPLECTIC TYPE CENTER OF GRAVITY PFEIFFER'S SYNDROME BODY NARCISSISM Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PYGMYISM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/pygmyism/ (accessed September 16, 2021).