meromelia


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Related to meromelia: phocomelia, hemimelia

meromelia

 [mer″o-me´le-ah]
congenital absence of a part, but not all, of a limb.

mer·o·me·li·a

(mer'ō-mē'lē-ă),
Congenital absence of part of a limb (exclusive of girdle); for example, hemimelia, phocomelia.
[mero- + G. melos, a limb]

meromelia

/mero·me·lia/ (-me´le-ah) congenital absence of any part of a limb; cf. amelia.

meromelia

[mer′əmē′lyə]
Etymology: Gk, meros + melos, limb
1 an abnormality of development in which the upper part of the arm or leg is missing so that hands or feet are attached to the body like stumps, generally resulting from the use of thalidomide during pregnancy.
2 a general designation for the congenital absence of any part of a limb. It is used in reference to such conditions as adactyly, hemimelia, or phocomelia. Compare amelia.

mer·o·me·li·a

(mer'ō-mē'lē-ă)
Partial absence of part of a limb (exclusive of girdle); e.g., hemimelia, phocomelia.
[mero- + G. melos, a limb]

meromelia

congenital absence of a part, but not all, of a limb.