[ ik-strem-i-tee ]
/ ɪkˈstrɛm ɪ ti /

noun, plural ex·trem·i·ties.

Origin of extremity

First recorded in 1325–75; Middle English word from Latin word extrēmitās. See extreme, -ity


su·per·ex·trem·i·ty, noun, plural su·per·ex·trem·i·ties.
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British Dictionary definitions for extremities

/ (ɪkˈstrɛmɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

the farthest or outermost point or section; termination
the greatest or most intense degree
an extreme condition or state, as of adversity or disease
a limb, such as a leg, arm, or wing, or the part of such a limb farthest from the trunk
(usually plural) archaic a drastic or severe measure
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Medical definitions for extremities

[ ĭk-strĕmĭ-tē ]


An end of an elongated or pointed structure.
A bodily limb or appendage.
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