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ab·nor·mal·i·ty

 (ăb′nôr-măl′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. ab·nor·mal·i·ties
1. The condition of not being normal.
2. A phenomenon or occurrence that is not normal.

abnormality

(ˌæbnɔːˈmælɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. an abnormal feature, event, etc
2. a physical malformation; deformity
3. deviation from the typical or usual; irregularity

ab•nor•mal•i•ty

(ˌæb nɔrˈmæl ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. an abnormal condition, state, or quality.
2. an abnormal thing or event.
[1850–55]
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Noun1.abnormality - an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficienciesabnormality - an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies
acardia - congenital absence of the heart (as in the development of some monsters)
acephalia, acephalism, acephaly - absence of the head (as in the development of some monsters)
acorea - absence of the pupil in an eye
acromicria, acromikria - abnormally small extremities (underdeveloped fingers and toes)
acromphalus - abnormal protrusion of the navel; sometimes the start of umbilical hernia
amastia - absence of the mammary glands (either through surgery or developmental defect)
aneuploidy - an abnormality involving a chromosome number that is not an exact multiple of the haploid number (one chromosome set is incomplete)
anorchia, anorchidism, anorchism - absence of one of both testes
physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state - the condition or state of the body or bodily functions
asynclitism, obliquity - the presentation during labor of the head of the fetus at an abnormal angle
atresia - an abnormal condition in which a normal opening or tube in the body (as the urethra) is closed or absent
brachydactylia, brachydactyly - abnormal shortness of fingers and toes
cryptorchidism, cryptorchidy, cryptorchism - failure of one or both testes to move into the scrotum as the male fetus develops
deviated septum - abnormal displacement of any wall that separates two chambers (usually in the nasal cavity)
dextrocardia - abnormal condition where the heart is located toward the right side of the chest
ectrodactyly - congenital abnormality involving the absence of some fingers or toes
erethism - an abnormally high degree of irritability or sensitivity to stimulation of an organ or body part
fetal distress, foetal distress - an abnormal condition of a fetus; usually discovered during pregnancy and characterized by an abnormal heart rhythm
hepatomegaly, megalohepatia - abnormal enlargement of the liver
inversion - abnormal condition in which an organ is turned inward or inside out (as when the upper part of the uterus is pulled into the cervical canal after childbirth)
heterotaxy, transposition - any abnormal position of the organs of the body
pneumothorax - abnormal presence of air in the pleural cavity resulting in the collapse of the lung; may be spontaneous (due to injury to the chest) or induced (as a treatment for tuberculosis)
macrencephaly - an abnormally large braincase
hydatid mole, hydatidiform mole, molar pregnancy - an abnormality during pregnancy; chorionic villi around the fetus degenerate and form clusters of fluid-filled sacs; usually associated with the death of the fetus
hydramnios - an abnormality of pregnancy; accumulation of excess amniotic fluid
hypervitaminosis - an abnormal condition resulting from taking vitamins excessively; can be serious for vitamins A or D or K
hypospadias - an abnormal condition in males in which the urethra opens on the under surface of the penis
lagophthalmos - abnormal condition in which an eye cannot close completely
mental abnormality - any abnormality of mental function
nanophthalmos - condition in which both eyes are abnormally small but otherwise normal
palmature - an abnormality in which the fingers are webbed
dysplasia - abnormal development (of organs or cells) or an abnormal structure resulting from such growth
hydrocephalus, hydrocephaly - an abnormal condition in which cerebrospinal fluid collects in the ventricles of the brain; in infants it can cause abnormally rapid growth of the head and bulging fontanelles and a small face; in adults the symptoms are primarily neurological
abrachia - the condition of having no arms
progeria - a rare abnormality marked by premature aging (grey hair and wrinkled skin and stooped posture) in a child
atypicality, untypicality - any state that is not typical
arrested development, fixation, infantile fixation, regression - an abnormal state in which development has stopped prematurely
aberrance, aberrancy, aberration, deviance - a state or condition markedly different from the norm
cyclopia - a developmental abnormality in which there is only one eye
spinal curvature - an abnormal curvature of the vertebral column
subnormality - the state of being less than normal (especially with respect to intelligence)
anomalousness, anomaly - deviation from the normal or common order or form or rule
gynecomastia - excessive development of the breasts in males; usually the result of hormonal imbalance or treatment with certain drugs (including some antihypertensives)
normalcy, normality - being within certain limits that define the range of normal functioning
2.abnormality - retardation sufficient to fall outside the normal range of intelligence
backwardness, mental retardation, subnormality, slowness, retardation - lack of normal development of intellectual capacities
feeblemindedness - severe mental deficiency
3.abnormality - marked strangeness as a consequence of being abnormalabnormality - marked strangeness as a consequence of being abnormal
strangeness, unfamiliarity - unusualness as a consequence of not being well known
4.abnormality - behavior that breaches the rule or etiquette or custom or moralityabnormality - behavior that breaches the rule or etiquette or custom or morality
misbehavior, misbehaviour, misdeed - improper or wicked or immoral behavior
deviance, deviation - deviate behavior

abnormality

abnormality

noun
Translations
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abnormalita
abnormitet
poikkeavuus
abnormalnost
afbrigîileiki
abnormalita
anormallik

abnormality

[ˌæbnɔːˈmælɪtɪ] N (= condition) → anormalidad f; (= instance) → anormalidad f, desviación f

abnormality

[ˌæbnɔːrˈmælɪti] n
(= abnormal feature) → anomalie f
a genetic abnormality → une anomalie génétique
(= abnormal nature) → caractère m anormal

abnormality

nAnormale(s) nt; (= deviancy, Med) → Abnormität f

abnormality

[ˌæbnɔːˈmælɪtɪ] n (condition) → anormalità f inv; (instance) → anomalia

abnormal

(ӕbˈnoːməl) adjective
not normal. His behaviour is abnormal for a child of his age.
abnorˈmality (-ˈmӕ-) noun
abˈnormally adverb

ab·nor·mal·i·ty

n. anormalidad, anomalía; irregularidad; deformidad.

abnormality

n (pl -ties) anormalidad f
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A total of 1,670 study participants underwent a second ECG at 4 years; 416 of them had a persistent ECG abnormality and 208 had a new ECG abnormality.
Specific grading parameters are described for each abnormality and are illustrated by a photomicrograph taken at X1000 magnification, unless otherwise indicated, from a peripheral blood smear stained with Wright or Wright Giemsa.
It is extremely helpful to see what's behind the mark and I like the ability to see the actual abnormality with an outline.
These photographs are accompanied by concise comments on the significance of each structure or abnormality.
While the scientists cannot fully explain why some children are affected by a chromosomal abnormality more than others, Bender believes the social environment plays an important role.
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