[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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for amyelous




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


[ā′mī-ēlē-ə, ăm′ī-]


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

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