malformation

noun
mal·​for·​ma·​tion | \ ˌmal-fȯr-ˈmā-shən How to pronounce malformation (audio) , -fər- \

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 on the Web The patient had an arteriovenous malformation, a tangle of blood vessels that increases the risk of stroke. Laura Helmuth, Scientific American, 10 May 2021 Han has a rare condition, brain vascular malformation, which causes seizures. BostonGlobe.com, 15 Apr. 2021 The announcement came days after Perri, 34, shared on her Instagram story that her unborn daughter had a birth defect known as jejunal atresia, a rare congenital malformation that causes bowel obstruction. NBC News, 25 Nov. 2020 Fetal health problems could include a malformation of the fetus or genetic abnormality that means the fetus won't survive. Susan Rinkunas, Health.com, 27 Oct. 2020 None of them had even heard of Abernethy malformation. al, 25 Sep. 2020 None of them had even heard of Abernethy malformation. Heidi Stevens, chicagotribune.com, 25 Sep. 2020 In June, a gastrointestinal specialist diagnosed Anne Marie, now 5 years old, with a disease called Abernethy malformation. al, 25 Sep. 2020 In June, a gastrointestinal specialist diagnosed Anne Marie, now 5 years old, with a disease called Abernethy malformation. Heidi Stevens, chicagotribune.com, 25 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of malformation

1800, in the meaning defined above

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“Malformation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/malformation. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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malformation

noun

English Language Learners Definition of malformation

medical : a condition in which part of the body does not have the normal or expected shape

malformation

noun
mal·​for·​ma·​tion | \ ˌmal-fȯr-ˈmā-shən How to pronounce malformation (audio) \

Kids Definition of malformation

: something that is badly or wrongly formed

malformation

noun
mal·​for·​ma·​tion | \ ˌmal-fȯr-ˈmā-shən, -fər- How to pronounce malformation (audio) \

Medical Definition of malformation

: irregular, anomalous, abnormal, or faulty formation or structure congenital malformations

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