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phocomelia definition

  • noun:
    • A birth defect where upper portion of a limb is absent or badly created, so that the hand or foot attaches towards the body by a quick, flipperlike stump.
    • A congenital condition of limbs, the affected person being created with unusually short or missing bones and flipper-like fingers or feet.
    • In teratology, a condition when the arms and foot, one or all, tend to be apparently attached directly to the trunk, the intervening bones associated with the extremities becoming incredibly quick.
    • an abnormality of development when the upper part of an arm or leg is lacking so that the hands or legs tend to be connected to the human anatomy like stumps; unusual problem that results from taking thalidomide during maternity
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