meromelia


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Related to meromelia: phocomelia, hemimelia
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Noun1.meromelia - congenital absence of part of an arm or legmeromelia - congenital absence of part of an arm or leg
adactylia, adactylism, adactyly - congenital absence of fingers and/or toes
phocomelia, seal limbs - an abnormality of development in which the upper part of an arm or leg is missing so the hands or feet are attached to the body like stumps; rare condition that results from taking thalidomide during pregnancy
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Padmanabham and Hameed in 1990, observed that by giving the different doses of cadmium limb malformations such as ectrodactyly, postaxial polydactyly, adactyly, phocomelia, meromelia and malrotation of the limbs were detected in significant number of fetuses.
Furthermore, limb abnormalities found during the current study included micromelia, meromelia, Phocomelia, limb dysplasia as well as clubbed feet.
Morphological studies revealed defects like imbalanced axis, hydrocephaly, microphthalmia, cryptophthalmia, open eyelids, meromelia, forelimb micromelia, clinodactyly, syndactyly, subcutaneous hemorrhages and kinky tail.