mal·​po·​si·​tion | \ ˌmal-pə-ˈzi-shən How to pronounce malposition (audio) \

Definition of malposition

: wrong or faulty position

Examples of malposition in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some scars are very noticeable because of the malposition of the skin. Carlos Wolf, miamiherald, "Various procedures can help reduce C-section scars | Miami Herald," 9 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of malposition

circa 1839, in the meaning defined above

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“Malposition.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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mal·​po·​si·​tion | \ ˌmal-pə-ˈzish-ən How to pronounce malposition (audio) \

Medical Definition of malposition

: wrong or faulty position fetal malpositions

Other Words from malposition

malpositioning \ -​ˈzish(-​ə)-​niŋ How to pronounce malposition (audio) \ noun

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