Congenital vs Phocomelia - What's the difference?

congenital | phocomelia |


As an adjective congenital

is congenital: originating before birth and continuing or progressing thereafter.

As a noun phocomelia is

a congenital disorder of the limbs, the affected person being born with abnormally short or missing bones and flipper-like hands or feet.

congenital

English

Adjective

(-)
  • (of a trait) Present since birth.
  • phocomelia

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • A congenital disorder of the limbs, the affected person being born with abnormally short or missing bones and flipper-like hands or feet.
  • Hypernyms

    * dysmelia

    Coordinate terms

    * thalidomide baby