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dysmelia

[ dis-mee-lee-uh ]
/ dɪsˈmi li ə /
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noun Pathology.
a congenital abnormality characterized by missing, shortened, or excessive development of extremities.
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Origin of dysmelia

First recorded in 1970–75; dys- + -melia
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Medical definitions for dysmelia

dysmelia
[ dĭs-mēlē-ə, -mēlyə ]

n.
A congenital abnormality characterized by missing or foreshortened extremities and sometimes spinal abnormalities.
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