[foh-koh-mee-lee-uh, -meel-yuh] /ˌfoʊ koʊˈmi li ə, -ˈmil yə/

noun, Pathology.
[foh-koh-mee-lee-uh, -meel-yuh] /ˌfoʊ koʊˈmi li ə, -ˈmil yə/
noun, Pathology.
a usually congenital deformity of the extremities in which the limbs are abnormally short.
a congenital deformity resulting from prenatal interference with the development of the fetal limbs, characterized esp by short stubby hands or feet attached close to the body

phocomelia pho·co·me·li·a (fō’kō-mē’lē-ə, -mēl’yə)
A birth defect in which the upper portion of a limb is absent or poorly developed, so that the hand or foot attaches to the body by a short, flipperlike stump.
pho’co·me’lic (-mē’lĭk) adj.


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