dysmelia

[ dis-mee-lee-uh ]
/ dɪsˈmi li ə /

noun Pathology.

a congenital abnormality characterized by missing, shortened, or excessive development of extremities.

Nearby words

  1. dyslexic,
  2. dyslogia,
  3. dyslogistic,
  4. dysmature,
  5. dysmaturity,
  6. dysmenorrhea,
  7. dysmenorrhoea,
  8. dysmetria,
  9. dysmimia,
  10. dysmnesia

Origin of dysmelia

First recorded in 1970–75; dys- + -melia

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Medicine 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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