Definition of dysmorphic
: characterized by malformation <mildly dysmorphic ears> <dysmorphic cells>
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Medical Definition of dysmorphic
1: characterized by anatomical malformation <mildly dysmorphic ears> <… the urinary red cells were characteristically dysmorphic and hypochromic.—Bruce S. Chang, The Journal of the American Medical Association, 5 Oct. 1984>
2: having or exhibiting an anatomical malformation <Taking care of Melissa, and other children like her, did of course change the way I looked at dysmorphic children. I lost the habit of the quick look-and-look-away, the almost-recoil, as I got more accustomed to various dysmorphisms and what they implied.—Perri Klass, Discover, May 1987>
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