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Topic: BIOLOGY

Language: Old English
Origin: dweorg

dwarf

1 noun
     
dwarf1 plural dwarfs or dwarves [countable]
1RF an imaginary creature that looks like a small man:
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
2 a person who is a dwarf has not continued to grow to the normal height because of a medical condition. Many people think that this use is offensive.
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