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
Now, researchers have reported the oldest record of a vertebral malformation in an aquatic animal, a deformity that likely led to scoliosis in the 80-centimeter-long marine reptile known as Stereosternum tumidium.
Cyclopia is often accompanied by other physical deformities.
Sometimes an underlying medical or skeletal condition like scoliosis, a curvature of the spine, or deformities in a woman’s chest wall, can create the appearance of asymmetrical breasts, Dr. Wider says.
Bezzant has a condition that causes facial deformities (Treacher Collins syndrome).
The character’s deformities are conveyed through contortion, gesture and speech.
Schmidt, who has lived with the cat since Stinky was a kitten, said her bad leg was a deformity, one that had been examined by vets over the years.
The connection between low levels of vitamin D and human diseases was noticed in the first decades of the 20th century, as doctors pondered the cause of rickets, a softening of bones among children that led to skeletal deformities.
In a post on social media, one user shared pictures of their phone with the screen detached from the aluminum backing claiming that the deformity was a result of a swelled battery.
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Origin and Etymology of deformity
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsblight, blotch, defect, blemish, disfigurement, excrescence, excrescency, fault, flaw, imperfection, mar, mark, pockmark, scar
Related Wordsabnormality, distortion, irregularity, malformation, misshape; bug, glitch, kink; blot, blur, spot, stain, taint; damage, defacement, impairment, injury; failing, weakness
Near Antonymsadornment, decoration, embellishment, enhancement, ornament
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