from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Congenital absence of the arms.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The congenital absence of both arms

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In zoology, absence of anterior limbs.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the condition of having no arms


a-1 + Greek brakhiōn, arm; see brace + -ia1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek ἀ- (a-, "not") + Ancient Greek βραχίων (brakhiōn, "arms"). (Wiktionary)


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