[ ek-troh-mee-lee-uh ]
/ ˌɛk troʊˈmi li ə /
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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OTHER WORDS FROM ectromeliaec·tro·mel·ic [ek-troh-mel-ik] /ˌɛk troʊˈmɛl ɪk/, adjective
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Medical definitions for ectromelia
[ ĕk′trō-mē′lē-ə, mēl′yə ]
Congenital absence of one or more limbs.
Other words from ectromeliaec′tro•mel′ic (-mĕl′ĭk, -mē′lĭk) adj.
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