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 Han has a rare condition, brain vascular malformation, which causes seizures. BostonGlobe.com, "At Chase Young Gallery, an alchemist with paper and paint," 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, "'Born silent': Singer Christina Perri reveals death of baby after pregnancy complications," 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, "What Is 'Late-Term Abortion'? Here's What Politicians Mean—And Why It's Not Medically Accurate," 27 Oct. 2020 None of them had even heard of Abernethy malformation. al, "Alabama 5-year-old goes to Chicago for life-saving surgery, family struggles with COVID restrictions," 25 Sep. 2020 None of them had even heard of Abernethy malformation. Heidi Stevens, chicagotribune.com, "Column: 5-year-old Alabama girl is in Chicago for life-saving surgery. COVID-19 has complicated every step of the way.," 25 Sep. 2020 In June, a gastrointestinal specialist diagnosed Anne Marie, now 5 years old, with a disease called Abernethy malformation. al, "Alabama 5-year-old goes to Chicago for life-saving surgery, family struggles with COVID restrictions," 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, "Column: 5-year-old Alabama girl is in Chicago for life-saving surgery. COVID-19 has complicated every step of the way.," 25 Sep. 2020 Vivian, who was born with a rare form of Chiari malformation, a condition with a life expectancy of just five years, is working in shades of pink. Cathy Kozlowicz, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "'It is totally vibrant': New murals are giving people more of a reason to visit downtown Menomonee Falls, BID director says," 25 Aug. 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 15 May. 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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