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a combining form occurring in compound words that denote a condition of the limbs, as specified by the initial element: phocomelia.
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Origin of -melia
<New Latin, combining form representing Greek mélos limb; see -ia
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How to use -melia in a sentence
Before 'Melia Jane could reply, Phœbe had turned the corner of the street, and was hastening to the railway station.Miser Farebrother (vol 3 of 3)|Benjamin Leopold Farjeon
Mrs. Melia does the thing right, if she goes to do it at all, the decent nice poor woman that she is!Candle and Crib|K. F. Purdon
I looked at little 'Melia, an' her eyes was snappin' like coals.
Three children there was, little Cephas, an' Myrick, an' 'Melia.
His sister Melia had been stolen away; and he was ordered to search every country, till he found her.