extremity

  1. an external body part that projects from the body
  2. an extreme condition or state (especially of adversity or disease)
  3. the greatest or utmost degree
  4. the outermost or farthest region or point
  5. that part of a limb that is farthest from the torso

extremity

[n] - an extreme condition or state (especially of adversity or disease) 2. [n] - the greatest or utmost degree 3. [n] - the outermost or farthest region or point 4. [n] - that part of a limb that is farthest from the torso 5. [n] - an external body part that projects from the body
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Extremity

Extremity: The extremities in medical language are not freezing cold or scorching heat but rather the uttermost parts of the body. The extremities are simply the hands and feet. The use of 'extremity' to mean a hand or foot is quite ancient. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, it dates back to 1460-70: 'He schal waische al his body and his ...
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Extremity

Ex·trem'i·ty noun ; plural Extremities [ Latin extremitas : confer French extrémité .] 1. The extreme part; the utmost limit; the farthest or remotest point or part; as, the extremities of a country. « They sent fleets . . . to the extremities
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extremity

<anatomy> A limb, an arm or leg (membrum), sometimes applied specifically to a hand or foot. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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extremity

appendage noun an external body part that projects from the body; `it is important to keep the extremities warm`
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extremity

noun the outermost or farthest region or point
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extremity

noun the greatest or utmost degree; `the extremity of despair`
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extremity

(ek-strem´ĭ-te) the distal or terminal portion of elongated or pointed structures. limb.
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Extremity

• (n.) The highest degree of inconvenience, pain, or suffering; greatest need or peril; extreme need; necessity. • (n.) One of locomotive appendages of an animal; a limb; a leg or an arm of man. • (n.) The utmost point; highest degree; most aggravated or intense form. • (n.) The extreme part; the utmost limit; the farthest or re...
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extremity

a limb; an arm or leg (membrum (NA)); sometimes applied specifically to a hand or foot.
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extremity

Type: Term Pronunciation: eks-trem′i-tē Definitions: 1. In clinical terms, often used to describe the portions of the appendicular skeleton (upper extremity, lower extremity). Synonyms: extremitas
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