misdevelopment

noun
mis·de·vel·op·ment | \ ˌmis-di-ˈvel-əp-mənt , -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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