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deformity

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noun de·for·mi·ty \di-ˈfȯr-mə-tē, dē-\

Simple Definition of deformity

  • : a condition in which part of the body does not have the normal or expected shape

Full Definition of deformity

plural de·for·mi·ties

  1. 1 :  the state of being deformed

  2. 2 :  imperfection, blemish: as a :  a physical blemish or distortion :  disfigurement b :  a moral or aesthetic flaw or defect

Examples of deformity

  1. a disease causing deformity of the spine

  2. <a primitive culture that cast aside infants born with deformities, allowing them to die of exposure to the elements>



Origin of deformity

Middle English deformite, from Middle French defformeteit, from Latin deformitat-, deformitas, from deformis deformed, from de- + forma


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with deformity


DEFORMITY Defined for Kids

deformity

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noun de·for·mi·ty \di-ˈfȯr-mə-tē\

Definition of deformity

plural de·for·mi·ties

  1. 1 :  the condition of having a physical flaw

  2. 2 :  a flaw in something and especially in the body of a person or animal




Medical Dictionary

deformity

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noun de·for·mi·ty \di-ˈfȯr-mət-ē\

Medical Definition of deformity

plural de·for·mi·ties

  1. 1:  the state of being deformed

  2. 2:  a physical blemish or distortion <deformities caused by thalidomide>





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