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ectromelia

[ ek-troh-mee-lee-uh ]
/ ˌɛk troʊˈmi li ə /
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noun
Medicine/Medical. the congenital absence or imperfection of a limb or limbs.
Also called infectious ectromelia, mousepox. Veterinary Pathology. a viral disease of mice, characterized by gangrene of the extremities, swelling and loss of limbs, and mottling of the liver.
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Origin of ectromelia

1905–10; ectro- (see ectrodactylism) + -melia

OTHER WORDS FROM ectromelia

ec·tro·mel·ic [ek-troh-mel-ik], /ˌɛk troʊˈmɛl ɪk/, adjective
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Medical definitions for ectromelia

ectromelia
[ ĕk′trō-mēlē-ə, mēlyə ]

n.
Congenital absence of one or more limbs.

Other words from ectromelia

ec′tro•melic (-mĕlĭk, -mēlĭk) adj.
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