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amyelia

[am-ahy-ee-lee-uh, -el-ee-uh, am-ee-] /ˌæm aɪˈi li ə, -ˈɛl i ə, ˌæm i-/
noun, Medicine/Medical
1.
congenital absence of the spinal cord.
Origin
< Neo-Latin < Greek amȳ́el(os) marrowless (see a-6, myel-) + -ia -ia
Related forms
amyelic
[am-ahy-el-ik, am-ee-] /ˌæm aɪˈɛl ɪk, ˌæm i-/ (Show IPA),
amyelous
[uh-mahy-uh-luh s] /əˈmaɪ ə ləs/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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amyelous in Medicine

amyelia a·my·e·li·a (ā'mī-ē'lē-ə, ām'ī-)
n.
Congenital absence of the spinal cord.


a'my·el'ic (-ěl'ĭk, -ē'lĭk) adj.

amyelous a·my·e·lous (ə-mī'ə-ləs)
adj.
Relating to or characterized by the total or partial absence of a spinal cord.

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