dysmorphic

adjective
dys·​mor·​phic | \dis-ˈmȯr-fik \

Definition of dysmorphic 

: characterized by malformation mildly dysmorphic ears dysmorphic cells

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Most dermatillomania patients are women, and many also suffer from body dysmorphic disorder (BDD). Laura Dorwart, SELF, "How K Beauty Helps Me Manage My Skin-Picking Disorder," 14 May 2018 Plastic surgery was for the rich and famous or people who needed it to repair birth defects or injuries, or to mitigate the symptoms of body dysmorphic disorder. Laura Jean Baker, chicagotribune.com, "When a 'natural' mother considers plastic surgery," 29 Apr. 2018 Body dysmorphic disorder involves a preoccupation with one or more perceived flaws in an individual's appearance. Jesa Marie Calaor, Allure, "How I Realized I Have Body Dysmorphic Disorder," 11 Mar. 2018 Body dysmorphic disorder seems to have a tag of shame. Courtney Devores, charlotteobserver, "Westerns, Tarantino and new marriage inform Canadian country singer’s new concept album | Charlotte Observer," 21 Apr. 2018 According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), body dysmorphic disorder, or BDD, is a type of obsessive compulsive disorder. Julia Naftulin, PEOPLE.com, "Kim Kardashian Says She Has Body Dysmorphia, but What Does That Really Mean?," 11 Oct. 2017 According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), body dysmorphic disorder, or BDD, is a type of obsessive compulsive disorder. Julia Naftulin, PEOPLE.com, "Kim Kardashian Says She Has Body Dysmorphia, but What Does That Really Mean?," 11 Oct. 2017 According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), body dysmorphic disorder, or BDD, is a type of obsessive compulsive disorder. Julia Naftulin, PEOPLE.com, "Kim Kardashian Says She Has Body Dysmorphia, but What Does That Really Mean?," 11 Oct. 2017 According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), body dysmorphic disorder, or BDD, is a type of obsessive compulsive disorder. Julia Naftulin, PEOPLE.com, "Kim Kardashian Says She Has Body Dysmorphia, but What Does That Really Mean?," 11 Oct. 2017

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dysmorphic

adjective
dys·​mor·​phic | \dis-ˈmȯr-fik \

Medical Definition of dysmorphic 

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 : 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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