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
Narrowing down the surgery field became obvious while Chaiyasate was at Providence and studying under Dr. Ian Jackson, a plastic surgeon known for his work helping individuals with facial deformities.
Ever since then, his sternum has jutted out of his chest so much so that the deformity is visible through his clothing.
Mach inhabits his character with great physicality, giving the illusion of Quasimodo’s deformity by contorting his own body — and with a little help from Bromelmeier’s jacket with hump.
Gabe was born with severe leg deformities and is unable to walk without the assistance of crutches and/or prosthetic legs.
Historically, Richard’s famous physical deformities (a hunched back and a club foot) have been displayed to the point of caricature.
Parents brought children who had hand and limb deformities for treatment, but also came to observe how Dr. Diamond overcame her own difficulties.
Dr. Diamond's specialty was pediatric orthopedics, especially in the care and treatment of children with hand and limb deformities.
Genetic modification and cloning could cause deformities or premature deaths.
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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 centurySee Words from the same year
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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