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- n. The congenital absence of part of one or more limbs. With legs, usually clarified as pedal (foot), fibular (outer lower leg), tibial (inner lower leg), or full hemimelia. With arms, usually clarified as manual, radial, ulnar, or full hemimelia.
From hemi- and Ancient Greek μέλος (melos, "limb") and -ia (Wiktionary)
Holloway was born with fibular hemimelia, which is the absence of the fibula, the smaller of the two bones in the lower leg.
For those born with fibular hemimelia, she went on, "the best option to this day is to amputate."