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
Bezzant has a condition that causes facial deformities (Treacher Collins syndrome).
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.
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.
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.
The character’s deformities are conveyed through contortion, gesture and speech.
Cyclopia is often accompanied by other physical deformities.
Tiki wore a brace for several weeks to combat an angular leg deformity, Candelaria said, while Margarita fractured her toe Wednesday morning and has been put on bed rest with pain medication.
Because there are two attachments up high, even completely tearing one leaves a cosmetic deformity but allows a quick return to play.
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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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