[uh-mel-ee-uh, ey-mee-lee-uh]
noun Pathology.
the congenital absence of one or more limbs.

1970–75; a-6 + -melia Unabridged


a female given name: from a Germanic word meaning “industrious.” Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
amelia (əˈmiːlɪə)
pathol the congenital absence of arms or legs
[from a-1 + Greek melos limb + -ia]

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Word Origin & History

fem. proper name, of Gmc. origin, lit. "laborious" (cf. O.N. ama "to trouble"), later assimilated with Roman gens name Aemilia.
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Medical Dictionary

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

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