dysmorphic

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adjective dys·mor·phic \dis-ˈmȯr-fik\

Definition of dysmorphic

  1. :  characterized by malformation <mildly dysmorphic ears> <dysmorphic cells>

1954

First Known Use of dysmorphic

1954


Medical Dictionary

dysmorphic

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adjective dys·mor·phic \dis-ˈmȯr-fik\

Medical Definition of dysmorphic

  1. 1:  characterized by anatomical malformation <mildly dysmorphic ears> <… the urinary red cells were characteristically dysmorphic and hypochromic.—Bruce S. Chang, The Journal of the American Medical Association, 5 Oct. 1984>

  2. 2:  having or exhibiting an anatomical malformation <Taking care of Melissa, and other children like her, did of course change the way I looked at dysmorphic children. I lost the habit of the quick look-and-look-away, the almost-recoil, as I got more accustomed to various dysmorphisms and what they implied.—Perri Klass, Discover, May 1987>


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