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amelia

[ uh-mel-ee-uh, ey-mee-lee-uh ]
/ əˈmɛl i ə, eɪˈmi li ə /
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noun Pathology.
the congenital absence of one or more limbs.
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Origin of amelia

First recorded in 1970–75; a-6 + -melia

Other definitions for amelia (2 of 2)

Amelia
[ uh-meel-yuh ]
/ əˈmil yə /

noun
a female given name: from a Germanic word meaning “industrious.”
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British Dictionary definitions for amelia

amelia
/ (əˈmiːlɪə) /

noun
pathol the congenital absence of arms or legs

Word Origin for amelia

from a- 1 + Greek melos limb + -ia
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for amelia

amelia
[ ə-mĕlē-ə, ə-mēlē-ə ]

n.
Congenital absence of one or more limbs.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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