Definition of Amastia

1. Noun. Absence of the mammary glands (either through surgery or developmental defect).

Category relationships: Surgery
Generic synonyms: Abnormalcy, Abnormality



Medical Definition of Amastia

1. Absence of the breasts. Synonym: amazia. Origin: G. A-priv. + mastos, breast (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Amastia

amaryllis family
amaryllises
amas
amasake
amasi
amasthenic
amastia (current term)
amastigote
amastigotes
amasumo
amate
amated
amates
amateur
amateur hour
amateur hours
amateur night
amateur nights
amateur radio
amateurish
amateurishly

Literary usage of Amastia

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1. The Breast: its anomalies, its diseases, and their treatment by John Blair Deaver, Joseph McFarland, Leon Herman (1917)
"The most important synoptical papers with collected cases of amastia are those of Williams (Journal of Anatomy and Physiology, ..."

2. The Science and art of obstetrics by Theophilus Parvin (1895)
"... much more frequent than amastia.3 The superfluous breasts are generally found in the axillae, or below the normal ones, but they may be on the thighs, ..."

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