mis·​de·​vel·​op·​ment ˌmis-di-ˈve-ləp-mənt How to pronounce misdevelopment (audio)
plural misdevelopments
: the act, process, or result of developing in an incorrect or misdirected manner : improper development
misdevelopment of the reproductive tract

Word History

First Known Use

1841, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of misdevelopment was in 1841

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“Misdevelopment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misdevelopment. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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