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rhizomelia

Pronunciation: ri'zo-me'le-a

Definition:

  1. Disproportion in the length of the most proximal segment of the limbs (upper arms and thighs).
  2. A disorder involving the shoulder and hip joint.

[rhizo- + G. melos, limb]

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