dysmelia

dysmelia
Congenital abnormality characterized by missing or foreshortened limbs. See amelia, phocomelia. [dys- + G. melos, limb]

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dys·me·lia (dis-meґle-ə) [dys- + -melia] anomaly of a limb or limbs resulting from a disturbance in embryonic development; the term includes defects of excessive development as well as reduction deformities. See also amelia, meromelia, and phocomelia.

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