spontaneous amputation

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spontaneous amputation

[spän′tā·nē·əs ‚am·pyə′tā·shən]
(medicine)
Congenital amputation.
Amputation not caused by external trauma or injury, as in ainhum.
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Over next two weeks, her general condition improved, blood parameters returned to normal, skin lesions healed with hypertrophic scars and there was autoamputation of the gangrenous parts of the digits, tip of the nose and helical borders of both ears.
McLuhan refers to this as the stage of autoamputation, and it is at this point where a crucial reconfiguration of the body and mind takes place.