phocomelia

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From Ancient Greek φώκη (phṓkē, seal (marine animal)) + μέλος (mélos, limb) +‎ -ia.

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  • IPA(key): /ˌfəʊkəˈmiːlɪə/

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phocomelia (usually uncountable, plural phocomelias)

  1. A congenital disorder of the limbs, the affected person being born with abnormally short or missing bones and flipper-like hands or feet.

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