: congenitally absent
in teratological terms chiefly indicating absence of a particular limb or part

Word History


New Latin, from Greek ektrōsis miscarriage, from ektitrōskein to miscarry, from ek out of, out (from ex) + titrōskein to wound, damage; akin to Greek tribein to rub

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“Ectro-.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ectro-. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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