malformed

adjective mal·formed \ ˌmal-ˈfȯrmd \
Updated on: 25 Dec 2017

Definition of malformed

: characterized by malformation : badly or imperfectly formed : misshapen

Examples of malformed in a Sentence

  1. a clay sculpture of an eagle that was so malformed that it looked more like a feathered football

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First Known Use of malformed

1817


MALFORMED Defined for English Language Learners

malformed

adjective

Definition of malformed for English Language Learners

  • medical : not having the normal or expected shape especially because of a problem in the way something has developed or grown : badly or improperly formed


Medical Dictionary

malformed

adjective mal·formed \ (ˈ)mal-ˈfȯ(ə)rmd \

medical Definition of malformed

: characterized by malformation : badly or imperfectly formed
  • a malformed limb


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