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infectious ectromelia

noun, Veterinary Pathology
1.
ectromelia (def 2).

ectromelia

[ek-troh-mee-lee-uh] /ˌɛk troʊˈmi li ə/
noun
1.
Medicine/Medical. the congenital absence or imperfection of a limb or limbs.
2.
Also called infectious ectromelia, mousepox. Veterinary Pathology. a viral disease of mice, characterized by gangrene of the extremities, swelling and loss of limbs, and mottling of the liver.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; ectro- (see ectrodactylism) + -melia
Related forms
ectromelic
[ek-troh-mel-ik] /ˌɛk troʊˈmɛl ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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infectious-ectromelia in Medicine

ectromelia ec·tro·me·li·a (ěk'trō-mē'lē-ə, mēl'yə)
n.
Congenital absence of one or more limbs.


ec'tro·mel'ic (-měl'ĭk, -mē'lĭk) adj.
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