deformity


de·for·mi·ty

noun \di-ˈfr-mə-tē, dē-\

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

plural de·for·mi·ties

Full Definition of DEFORMITY

1
:  the state of being deformed
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

de·for·mi·ty

noun \di-ˈfr-mət-ē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural de·for·mi·ties

Medical Definition of DEFORMITY

1
: the state of being deformed
2
: a physical blemish or distortion <deformities caused by thalidomide>

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