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amelia

Pronunciation: ă-mē′lē-ă

Definition: Congenital absence of a limb or limbs. Autosomal dominant, autosomal recessive, and X-linked forms have been reported, but most cases are sporadic.

[G. a- priv. + melos, a limb]

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