[ dis-mee-lee-uh ]
/ dɪsˈmi li ə /
Save This Word!
a congenital abnormality characterized by missing, shortened, or excessive development of extremities.
QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!
In effect, this quiz will prove whether or not you have the skills to know the difference between “affect” and “effect.”
Question 1 of 7
The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
Words nearby dysmelia
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021
Medical definitions for dysmelia
[ dĭs-mē′lē-ə, -mēl′yə ]
A congenital abnormality characterized by missing or foreshortened extremities and sometimes spinal abnormalities.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.