amelia

[ uh-mel-ee-uh, ey-mee-lee-uh ]
/ əˈmɛl i ə, eɪˈmi li ə /

noun Pathology.

the congenital absence of one or more limbs.

Origin of amelia

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

Definition 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
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Medicine definitions for amelia

amelia

[ ə-mĕlē-ə, ə-mēlē-ə ]

n.

Congenital absence of one or more limbs.
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