amastia

n.

medical Latin, from Greek amastos "without breasts," from privative prefix a- (see a- (3)) + mastos "breast" (see masto-) + -ia.


Nearby words

  1. amaryllis family,
  2. amarynceus,
  3. amasa,
  4. amasias,
  5. amass,
  6. amastigote,
  7. amata,
  8. amate,
  9. amaterasu,
  10. amateur

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper


Medicine definitions for amastia

amastia

[ ā-măstē-ə, ə-măs- ]

n.

Congenital absence of one or both breasts.amazia

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