- The definition of an extremity is a limb of the body, the outer part of something, or a state of danger.
An example of an extremity is a foot.
A foot is an extremity.
extremity definition by Webster's New World
- the outermost or utmost point or part; end
- the greatest degree
- a state of extreme necessity, danger, etc.
- Archaic the end of life; dying
- an extreme measure; severe or strong action: usually used in pl.
- a body limb
- the hands and feet
Origin: Middle English and amp; Old French extremite ; from Classical Latin extremitas ; from extremus: see extreme
extremity definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. ex·trem·i·ties
- The outermost or farthest point or portion.
- The greatest or utmost degree: the extremity of despair.
- a. Grave danger, necessity, or distress.b. A moment at which death or ruin is imminent.
- An extreme or severe measure.
- a. A bodily limb or appendage.b. A hand or foot.
extremity - Medical Definition
- An end of an elongated or pointed structure.
- A bodily limb or appendage.