malposition

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

Definition of malposition

: wrong or faulty position

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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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The first known use of malposition was circa 1839

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“Malposition.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/malposition. Accessed 2 Jun. 2020.

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malposition

noun
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 malpositioning (audio) \ noun

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