(Greek: abortion, untimely birth; primarily used to mean "congenital absence" or "defect" of a part which is normally present)
2. Anesthesia, diminished sensation, or a feeling of loss of possession of one or both hands, occasionally seen as a conversion symptom.
3. Also known as ectrochiry.
Also called ectrodactylism, oligodactylia, oligodactyly, ectrodactylia, ectodactylism, hypodactylia, hypodactylism, hypodactyly, adactyly, adactylia, adactylism.
This term is used for a range of conditions from aphalangia (in which some of the phalanges or finger bones are missing), to adactyly, adactylia (the absence of a digit or toe), transverse terminal aphalangia (absence of the last bone in the finger or toe), and acheiria (total absence of one or both hands).
The normally associated pectoral or pelvic girdle is usually present but may be reduced. A fleshy tab is sometimes seen at the site of the missing limb. Also called amelia.