Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

Words You've Been Using Wrong

ectromelia

[ek-troh-mee-lee-uh] /ˌɛk troʊˈmi li ə/
noun
1.
Medicine/Medical. the congenital absence or imperfection of a limb or limbs.
2.
Also called infectious ectromelia, mousepox. Veterinary Pathology. a viral disease of mice, characterized by gangrene of the extremities, swelling and loss of limbs, and mottling of the liver.
Origin of ectromelia
1905-1910
1905-10; ectro- (see ectrodactylism) + -melia
Related forms
ectromelic
[ek-troh-mel-ik] /ˌɛk troʊˈmɛl ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
Cite This Source
ectromelia in Medicine

ectromelia ec·tro·me·li·a (ěk'trō-mē'lē-ə, mēl'yə)
n.
Congenital absence of one or more limbs.


ec'tro·mel'ic (-měl'ĭk, -mē'lĭk) adj.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for ectromelia

Word Value for ectromelia

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends