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amelia

[uh-mel-ee-uh, ey-mee-lee-uh] /əˈmɛl i ə, eɪˈmi li ə/
noun, Pathology
1.
the congenital absence of one or more limbs.
Origin
1970-1975
1970-75; a-6 + -melia

Amelia

[uh-meel-yuh] /əˈmil yə/
noun
1.
a female given name: from a Germanic word meaning “industrious.”.
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British Dictionary definitions for amelia

amelia

/əˈmiːlɪə/
noun
1.
(pathol) the congenital absence of arms or legs
Word Origin
from a-1 + Greek melos limb + -ia
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Word Origin and History for amelia

Amelia

fem. proper name, of Germanic origin, literally "laborious" (cf. Old Norse ama "to trouble"), later assimilated with Roman gens name Aemilia.

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amelia in Medicine

amelia a·mel·i·a (ə-měl'ē-ə, ə-mē'lē-ə)
n.
Congenital absence of one or more limbs.

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