ectromelia


ectromelia

noun

  1. Medicine/Medical. the congenital absence or imperfection of a limb or limbs.
  2. Also called infectious ectromelia, mousepox. Veterinary Pathology. a viral disease of mice, characterized by gangrene of the extremities, swelling and loss of limbs, and mottling of the liver.

n.

  1. Congenital absence of one or more limbs.

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