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[ek-troh-mee-lee-uh] /ˌɛk troʊˈmi li ə/

Medicine/Medical. the congenital absence or imperfection of a limb or limbs.
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.

ectromelia ec·tro·me·li·a (ěk’trō-mē’lē-ə, mēl’yə)
Congenital absence of one or more limbs.
ec’tro·mel’ic (-měl’ĭk, -mē’lĭk) adj.


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