PHOCOMELIA By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 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 PERIPHERAL DYSOSTOSIS WITH NASAL HYPOPLASIA ACROAGNOSIA APERT'S SYNDROME CROSSED-EXTENSION REFLEX GLABROUS SKIN TRUANCY ACENESTHESIA ACROCEPHALOSYNDACTYLY ATHYMIA OSTEOPETROSIS Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PHOCOMELIA," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/phocomelia/ (accessed June 25, 2021).