mal·​po·​si·​tion ˌmal-pə-ˈzi-shən How to pronounce malposition (audio)
: wrong or faulty position

Examples of malposition in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1839, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of malposition was circa 1839

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Cite this Entry

“Malposition.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition


mal·​po·​si·​tion ˌmal-pə-ˈzish-ən How to pronounce malposition (audio)
: wrong or faulty position
fetal malpositions
malpositioning noun
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