Limb vs Dysmelia - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between limb and dysmelia

is that limb is a major appendage of human or animal, used for locomotion (such as an arm, leg or wing) or limb can be (astronomy) the apparent visual edge of a celestial body while dysmelia is any congenital disorder of the limbs, such as amelia or syndactyly.

As a verb limb

is to remove the limbs from an animal or tree.

limb

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) lim, from (etyl) . The silent -b began to appear in the late 1500s.

Noun

(en noun)
  • A major appendage of human or animal, used for locomotion (such as an arm, leg or wing).
  • *
  • *:Three chairs of the steamer type, all maimed, comprised the furniture of this roof-garden, withon one of the copings a row of four red clay flower-pots filled with sun-baked dust from which gnarled and rusty stalks thrust themselves up like withered elfin limbs .
  • A branch of a tree.
  • (lb) The part of the bow, from the handle to the tip.
  • (lb) The border or upper spreading part of a monopetalous corolla, or of a petal or sepal; blade.
  • (lb) The border or edge of the disk of a heavenly body, especially of the sun or moon.
  • The graduated margin of an arc or circle in an instrument for measuring angles.
  • An elementary piece of the mechanism of a lock.
  • A thing or person regarded as a part or member of, or attachment to, something else.
  • *Sir (Walter Scott) (1771-1832)
  • *:That little limb of the devil has cheated the gallows.
  • Derived terms
    * go out on a limb

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To remove the limbs from an animal or tree.
  • They limbed the felled trees before cutting them into logs.
  • To supply with limbs.
  • * , Walden :
  • Man was not made so large limbed and robust but that he must seek to narrow his world and wall in a space such as fitted him.
    (Milton)
    Synonyms
    * delimb

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) limbus , "border".

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (astronomy) The apparent visual edge of a celestial body.
  • solar limb
  • (on a measuring instrument) The graduated edge of a circle or arc.
  • See also

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    dysmelia

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia dysmelia)
  • Any congenital disorder of the limbs, such as amelia or syndactyly.