Definitions

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  • n. Phocomelia.
  • n. A person born with phocomelia.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In teratology, a monster with very short extremities, the hands and feet being apparently attached directly to the trunk.

Etymologies

See phocomelia. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Parvin 2.158 also pictures the ` ` turtle-man, '' an individual with deformed extremities, who might be classed as an ectromelus, perhaps as a phocomelus, or seal-like monster.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • One character who clearly does possess hyper-normal powers is the phocomelus Harrington.

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  • "turtle-man," an individual with deformed extremities, who might be classed as an ectromelus, perhaps as a phocomelus, or seal-like monster.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

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