- Medicine/Medical. the congenital absence or imperfection of a limb or limbs.
- 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
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- Congenital absence of one or more limbs.
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