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stump

 [stump]
the distal end of a limb left after amputation; called also residual limb.

stump

(stŭmp),
1. The extremity of a limb left after amputation.
2. The pedicle remaining after removal of the tumor attached to it.
[M.e. stumpe]

stump

(stump) the distal end of a limb left after amputation.

stump

(stŭmp)
n.
1. A part, as of a branch, limb, or tooth, remaining after the main part has been cut away, broken off, or worn down.
2.
a. stumps Informal The legs.
b. An artificial leg.
v. stumped, stumping, stumps

stump′er n.
stump′i·ness n.
stump′y adj.

stump

Etymology: ME, stumpe
the part of a limb that remains after amputation. Also called residual limb.

STUMP

Smooth muscle tumor of undetermined malignant potential. See Borderline tumors.

stump

Surgery That part of an extremity, or organ–eg, stomach, that remains after partial resection. See Amputation, Gastric stump.

stump

(stŭmp)
1. The extremity of a limb left after amputation.
2. The pedicle remaining after removal of the tumor attached to it.
[M.e. stumpe]
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STUMP OF A FOOT: The toes have been removed

stump

(stump)
The distal portion of an amputated extremity.
Synonym: residual limb See: illustration

stump

the distal end of a limb left after amputation.
References in classic literature ?
I felt quite amused at his unwarranted choler, and while he stumped indignantly up and down I fell to dwelling upon the romance of the fog.
For the moment, Bunny, I felt stumped, though I trust I only looked more superior than before, and I think I justified my look.
Over against a London house, a corner house not far from Cavendish Square, a man with a wooden leg had sat for some years, with his remaining foot in a basket in cold weather, picking up a living on this wise:--Every morning at eight o'clock, he stumped to the corner, carrying a chair, a clothes-horse, a pair of trestles, a board, a basket, and an umbrella, all strapped together.