amyelia

[am-ahy-ee-lee-uh, -el-ee-uh, am-ee-]

noun Medicine/Medical.

congenital absence of the spinal cord.

Nearby words

  1. amusive,
  2. amvets,
  3. amy,
  4. amyclas,
  5. amycus,
  6. amyelination,
  7. amyelinic,
  8. amyelonic,
  9. amyelous,
  10. amygdala

Origin of amyelia

< New Latin < Greek amȳ́el(os) marrowless (see a-6, myel-) + -ia -ia

Related formsam·y·el·ic [am-ahy-el-ik, am-ee-] /ˌæm aɪˈɛl ɪk, ˌæm i-/, a·my·e·lous [uh-mahy-uh-luh s] /əˈmaɪ ə ləs/, adjective

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Medicine definitions for amyelous

amyelous

[ə-mīə-ləs]

adj.

Relating to or characterized by the total or partial absence of a spinal cord.

amyelia

[ā′mī-ēlē-ə, ăm′ī-]

n.

Congenital absence of the spinal cord.
Related formsa′my•elic (-ĕlĭk, -ēlĭk) adj.


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