noun Pathology.

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

Origin of dysmelia

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


[dĭs-mēlē-ə, -mēlyə]


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