symmelia


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symmelia

 [sim-e´le-ah]
a developmental anomaly characterized by apparent fusion of the lower limbs. There may be three feet (tripodial symmelia), two feet (dipodial symmelia), one foot (monopodial symmelia), or no feet (apodal symmelia or sirenomelia).

si·re·no·me·li·a

(sī'rĕ-nō-mē'lē-ă),
Union of the legs with partial or complete union of the feet.
See also: sympus.
[L. siren, G. seirēn, a siren]

symmelia

/sym·me·lia/ (sĭ-me´le-ah) a developmental anomaly characterized by an apparent fusion of the lower limbs, having three feet (tripodial s.), two feet (dipodial s.), one foot (monopodial s.), or no feet (apodal s. or sirenomelia) .

symmelia

[simē′lyə]
Etymology: Gk, syn, together, melos, limb
a developmental anomaly characterized by apparent fusion of the lower limbs. There may be three feet (tripodial symmelia), two feet (dipodial symmelia), one foot (monopodial symmelia), or no feet (sirenomelia). See also symmelus, sympus.