malformation

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noun mal·for·ma·tion \ ˌmal-fȯr-ˈmā-shən , -fər- \

Definition of malformation

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

Examples of malformation in a Sentence

  1. The condition is marked by malformation of the spine.

  2. She underwent surgery to correct a heart malformation.

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First Known Use of malformation

1800


MALFORMATION Defined for English Language Learners

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


MALFORMATION Defined for Kids

malformation

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noun mal·for·ma·tion \ ˌmal-fȯr-ˈmā-shən \

Definition of malformation for Students

:something that is badly or wrongly formed

Medical Dictionary

malformation

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noun mal·for·ma·tion \ ˌmal-fȯr-ˈmā-shən, -fər- \

medical Definition of malformation

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


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