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Pronunciation: ă-kī′rē-ă


  1. Congenital absence of one or both hands.
  2. Anesthesia in one or both hands with loss of the sense of possession of the hand or hands.
  3. A sensibility disorder in which the patient is unable to identify which side of the body has received a stimulus.

[G. a- priv. + cheir, hand]

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