As time passes, we humans continue evolving, we are adding new terms and words in our language to communicate in a better way. Sometimes we use words from ancient languages and sometimes we modify the old words to define things easily.
Dwarf vs Midget
Just like that the word “Dwarf” derived from the ancient German language. The dwarf is used for a very short person, someone less than 58 inches tall.
Midget comes from the word “mycg” used for the small fly. Both Dwarf and Midget describe a short person. however, midget is considered an offensive word nowadays.
If a person has an adult height of 147 cm (4 ft 10 in) then he/she is considered a dwarf. Medically when a person has a condition that causes them to be very short with the disproportion of body parts is known as dwarfism.
|Parameter of comparison||Dwarf||Midget|
|Definition||a person, animal or plant that is much smaller than the usual size with disproportionate body parts||a very small person with proportionate body parts like normal humans|
|Offensive||Not considered offensive||Considered offensive|
|Affects||Humans, animals, and plants||Humans only|
|Height||147 cm (4 ft 10 in)||147 cm (4 ft 10 in)|
|Physical condition||Extremely short but disproportionate body type – joint diseases, enlarged head, bow legs, dental problems, hunched back.||Extremely short but proportionate body type|
|Causes||Genetic disorder||Genetic disorder|
What is Dwarf?
The word dwarf is used for a person to have a very short height (147cm) in their adulthood and have a body disproportionate medically this is called dwarfism.
The primary cause of dwarfism is hereditary clutters and dwarfism can likewise be because of metabolic issues or malnourishment. Dwarfism is not a disease and therefore it has no medical definition.
A person with dwarfism can have these problems – enlarged head, bow legs, dental problems, hunched back, physical deformity or scoliosis.
The most generally realized dwarfism is skeletal dysplasia. Skeletal dysplasia’s are states of strange bone development that because lopsided dwarfism can prompt other medical issues, for example, osteoarthritis.
Dwarfs also can have the proportionate body type and most of the dwarfs can do all things that a normal human can do.
Proportionate dwarfism: A body is proportionately little if all pieces of the body are little to a similar degree and seem, by all accounts, to be proportioned like an assemblage of normal stature. Ailments present during childbirth or showing up in youth limit by and large development and improvement.
Just like the humans’ dwarfs can be found in animals as well as in plants.
There are more chances for a baby to be a dwarf when both the parents are dwarf (very small body stature with disproportionate body parts). However, a baby can also be a dwarf when both the parents are normal in this type of case.