… the urinary red cells were characteristically dysmorphic and hypochromic.
—Bruce S. Chang, The Journal of the American Medical Association, 5 Oct. 1984
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.