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phocomelia

[foh-koh-mee-lee-uh, -meel-yuh] /ˌfoʊ koʊˈmi li ə, -ˈmil yə/
noun, Pathology
1.
a usually congenital deformity of the extremities in which the limbs are abnormally short.
Also, phokomelia, phocomely
[foh-kom-uh-lee] /foʊˈkɒm ə li/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; < Neo-Latin, equivalent to phōco-, combining form representing Greek phṓkē seal + -melia -melia
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British Dictionary definitions for phocomely

phocomelia

/ˌfəʊkəʊˈmiːlɪə/
noun
1.
a congenital deformity resulting from prenatal interference with the development of the fetal limbs, characterized esp by short stubby hands or feet attached close to the body
Derived Forms
phocomelic, adjective
Word Origin
C19: via New Latin from Greek phōkē a seal + melos a limb
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phocomely in Medicine

phocomelia pho·co·me·li·a (fō'kō-mē'lē-ə, -mēl'yə)
n.
A birth defect in which the upper portion of a limb is absent or poorly developed, so that the hand or foot attaches to the body by a short, flipperlike stump.


pho'co·me'lic (-mē'lĭk) adj.
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