hemimelia

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hemimelia

 [hem″e-me´le-ah]
congenital absence of all or part of the distal half of a limb.

hem·i·mel·i·a

(hem'ē-mēl'ē-ă),
Congenital partial absence of a part of an extremity; for example, absence of the fibula and presence of the tibia.
[hemi- + G. melos, limb, + -ia]

hemimelia

/hemi·me·lia/ (-me´le-ah) a developmental anomaly characterized by absence of all or part of the distal half of a limb.

hemimelia

[-mē′lyə]
Etymology: Gk, hemi + melos
a developmental anomaly characterized by the absence or gross shortening of the lower portion of one or more of the limbs. The condition may involve either or both of the bones of the distal arm or leg and is designated according to which is absent or defective, as fibular, radial, tibial, or ulnar hemimelia. See also ectromelia, phocomelia.

hemimelia

congenital absence of all or part of the distal half of a limb.

inherited tibial hemimelia
only the first and second phalanges of each limb are missing in this inherited defect in cattle.
radial hemimelia
see radial hemimelia.