PHOCOMELIA By N., Sam M.S. - 3 noun. congenital lacking or total absence of the proximal part of a appendage(s), the feet or hands being connected to the trunk by a minor, abnormally shaped bone. PHOCOMELIA: "The child died shortly after birth due to phocomelia." Related Psychology Terms MENTAL RETARDATION (CAUSES) A Comparison of Maternal and Paternal Filicide Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development BIRTH ADJUSTMENTS CHILD PSYCHIATRY CHILD PSYCHOLOGY AER HUNGER DISCIPLINE (literally, “to learn”) REGRESSION NEWBORN INFANT (Neonate) Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "PHOCOMELIA," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/phocomelia/ (accessed July 2, 2022).