noun Pathology.
a congenital abnormality characterized by missing, shortened, or excessive development of extremities.

1970–75; dys- + -melia

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dysmelia dys·me·li·a (dĭs-mē'lē-ə, -mēl'yə)
A congenital abnormality characterized by missing or foreshortened extremities and sometimes spinal abnormalities.

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