Definition of Amastia
1. Noun. Absence of the mammary glands (either through surgery or developmental defect).
Medical Definition of Amastia
1. Absence of the breasts. Synonym: amazia. Origin: G. A-priv. + mastos, breast (05 Mar 2000)
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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, ..."