Definition of malformation
: irregular, anomalous, abnormal, or faulty formation or structure
Examples of malformation in a Sentence
The condition is marked by malformation of the spine.
She underwent surgery to correct a heart malformation.
Recent Examples of malformation from the Web
After a severe accident it was discovered that her 10-year-old brother had a serious spine malformation.
Babies of normal-weight mothers had a 3.4% risk of a major congenital malformation, the researchers calculated.
Overall, the study showed, the risk of a major malformation was higher in boys, 4.1%, than in girls, 2.8%.
Using data from these scans, the researchers determined the extent of the eye malformation and the size of the eye socket.
Broken down by cause of death, the rate of babies who died from congenital malformations — the leading cause of infants' deaths — dropped by 11%.
Known as microcephaly, this brain malformation is linked to developmental delays, seizures and other serious neurologic problems.
The family, under promise of anonymity, is taking part in a study by Dr. Mundlos and his colleagues of the origin and development of limb malformations.
But wild sharks' malformations could come from a variety of factors, including viral infections, metabolic disorders, pollution, or a dwindling gene pool due to overfishing, which leads to inbreeding, and thus genetic abnormalities.
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First Known Use of malformation
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Definition of malformation for English Language Learners
medical : a condition in which part of the body does not have the normal or expected shape
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Definition of malformation for Students
: something that is badly or wrongly formed
Medical Definition of malformation
: irregular, anomalous, abnormal, or faulty formation or structure congenital malformations
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