Examples of deformity in a Sentence
a disease causing deformity of the spine
a primitive culture that cast aside infants born with deformities, allowing them to die of exposure to the elements
Recent Examples of deformity from the Web
The McCaugheys, said Dr. Richard Berkowitz, chairman of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at Mount Sinai Medical Center, could easily have wound up with between two and seven children suffering severe deformities or chronic illnesses.
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Origin and Etymology of deformity
Middle English deformite, from Middle French defformeteit, from Latin deformitat-, deformitas, from deformis deformed, from de- + forma
First Known Use: 15th century
DEFORMITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of deformity for English Language Learners
: a condition in which part of the body does not have the normal or expected shape
DEFORMITY Defined for Kids
Definition of deformity for Students
1 : the condition of having a physical flaw
2 : a flaw in something and especially in the body of a person or animal
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