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
Photo: Adrienne Grunwald for The Wall Street Journal In 2014, Mr. Levine developed Haglund’s deformity, a painful, bony enlargement on the heel that a specialist told him resulted from years of running on hard surfaces.
The foot-long reptile, which is 10 months old, has two heads as a result of a genetic deformity affecting just one in 10,000 births.
Surgery is also sometimes (though rarely) warranted to remove a bone deformity or to loosen inflexible muscles.
Without that function, the accumulation of carbohydrates in the cells leads to severe skeletal deformities, short stature and joint problems that can limit mobility and life span.
The extraordinary specimen could have been a previously unrecognized primate species, some sort of human deformity or something else entirely.
For instance, a stretch of DNA that gives bats their distinctive pointy ears can, when mutated, cause an ear deformity in people called Stahl ear.
Some of Menz’s research on older adults shows that too-short or too-narrow shoes can lead to foot deformities and increased risk for weakness and falls, as well as growths like bunions, corns and calluses.
Richard is a much more sympathetic figure, because the core of his tyrannical soul is shaped from his very birth by physical deformity and social rejection.
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Definition of deformity for English Language Learners
: a condition in which part of the body does not have the normal or expected shape
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