phocomelia

noun
pho·​co·​me·​lia | \ ˌfō-kə-ˈmē-lē-ə How to pronounce phocomelia (audio) \

Medical Definition of phocomelia

: a congenital deformity in which the limbs are extremely shortened so that the feet and hands arise close to the trunk

Other Words from phocomelia

phocomelic \ -​ˈmē-​lik How to pronounce phocomelia (audio) \ adjective

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“Phocomelia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/phocomelia. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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