misdevelopment

noun
mis·​de·​vel·​op·​ment | \ ˌmis-di-ˈve-ləp-mənt How to pronounce misdevelopment (audio) , -dē-\
plural misdevelopments

Definition of misdevelopment

: the act, process, or result of developing in an incorrect or misdirected manner : improper development misdevelopment of the reproductive tract

First Known Use of misdevelopment

1841, in the meaning defined above

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