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.
Frequency percentages of particular anomalies observed in dimethoate treated 'desi' chick embryos Anomalies Treated embryos 0.30% 0.60% 0.9% 1.2% Agnathia 08.69 11.11 18.18 28.57 Microcephaly 04.34 05.55 18.18 28.57 Abnormal colouration 04.34 - - - Microphthalmia 04.34 11.11 18.18 28.57 Anophthalmia 04.34 05.55 09.09 14.28 Hematoma 04.34 16.66 09.09 14.28 Meromelia 08.69 11.11 18.18 - Edema 17.39 05.55 09.09 14.28 Short neck 04.34 11.11 18.18 14.28 Omphalocelle 04.34 05.55 09.09 14.28 Micromelia - - 27.27 42.85 Exencephaly - 11.11 18.18 - Amelia - - 18.18 14.28 Twisted beak - 05.55 - 14.28
The defects range from complete absence of limbs (Amelia) to partial absence (meromelia).