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mal·for·ma·tion

 (măl′fôr-mā′shən)
n.
1. The condition of being malformed; deformity.
2. A body part that is malformed; a deformity.

malformation

(ˌmælfɔːˈmeɪʃən)
n
1. the condition of being faulty or abnormal in form or shape
2. (Pathology) pathol a deformity in the shape or structure of a part, esp when congenital
malˈformed adj

mal•for•ma•tion

(ˌmæl fɔrˈmeɪ ʃən, -fər-)

n.
faulty or anomalous formation or structure: malformation of the teeth.
[1790–1800]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.malformation - an affliction in which some part of the body is misshapen or malformedmalformation - an affliction in which some part of the body is misshapen or malformed
affliction - a condition of suffering or distress due to ill health
Arnold-Chiari deformity - deformity in which part of the brain protrudes through the skull
clawfoot, pes cavus - a deformity of the foot characterized by an abnormally high arch and hyperextension of the toes which gives the foot the appearance of a claw
cleft foot - a deformity in which the space between the third and fourth toes extends up into the foot
clubfoot, talipes - congenital deformity of the foot usually marked by a curled shape or twisted position of the ankle and heel and toes
chicken breast, pigeon breast - abnormal protrusion of the breastbone caused by rickets
plagiocephaly - congenital malformation of the skull in which the main axis of the skull is oblique
scaphocephaly - congenital malformation of the skull which is long and narrow; frequently accompanied by mental retardation
valgus - a deformity in which there is an abnormal displacement of part of a limb away from the midline of the body
varus - a deformity in which part of a limb is turned inward to an abnormal degree
2.malformation - something abnormal or anomalousmalformation - something abnormal or anomalous  
failure - an event that does not accomplish its intended purpose; "the surprise party was a complete failure"
monstrosity - something hideous or frightful; "they regarded the atom bomb as a monstrosity"

malformation

noun
A disfiguring abnormality of shape or form:
Translations
تَشَوُّه
znetvoření
misdannelse
eltorzulástorzulás
nenormalus išsivystymas
izkroplojumskroplibamalformacija
znetvorenie
kusurluksakatlık

malformation

[ˈmælfɔːˈmeɪʃən] Nmalformación f, deformidad f

malformation

nMissbildung f

malformation

[ˌmælfɔːˈmeɪʃn] nmalformazione f

malformation

(ˌmalfoːˈmeiʃən) noun
abnormal shape of; part of the body that is badly formed. The x-ray shows malformation of the spine.

mal·for·ma·tion

n. deformación, anomalía o enfermedad esp. congénita.

malformation

n malformación f, deformidad f arteriovenous — malformación arteriovenosa
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Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the use of Tempol in the treatment of the genetic disorder Cerebral Cavernous Malformation (CCM).
In 1912, the first successful surgery to remove an intramedullary cavernous malformation was performed.
The differential diagnosis of a subependymoma is an ependymoma, choroid plexus papilloma, central neurocytoma, subependymal giantcell astrocytoma, hemangioblastoma, cavernous malformation, and metastasis.
Top prospect Ryan Westmoreland, who underwent surgery last spring for a cavernous malformation of his brain stem, is in Fort Myers working out and is making steady progress, according to Hazen.
Multilocus linkage identifies two new loci for a Mendelian form of stroke, cerebral cavernous malformation, at 7p15-13 and 3q25.
Fine and his team eventually discovered, through advanced neurological testing, that the culprit was a relatively rare condition: a cavernous malformation.
director of the Molecular Medicine Program and corresponding author of a study statins can offer a safe, inexpensive treatment for cerebral cavernous malformation (CCM), a disorder with no known drug therapy.
The cause of the recurrent SAH is determined on imaging in only 50% of cases (3) and includes dural pathology, postsurgical CSF cavity with neovascularity, bleeding central nervous system (CNS) tumours (ependymoma, oligodendroglioma and astrocytoma), vascular malformations (arteriovenous malformations and cavernous malformation near the brain's surface), aneurysms, and in the spinal cord--tumours, arteriovenous malformations and traumatic nerve root avulsion.
2) CMs have also been called cavernous hemangioma or cavernoma, but more recently the term cavernous malformation has become more widely accepted, explicitly distinguishing these lesions from true vascular neoplasms as suggested by the term angioma.
Occasionally, a head CT may have a single focus of hyperattenuation, and the possibility of an incidental cavernous malformation must be considered.
Westmoreland was diagnosed with a cavernous malformation in his brain stem, a cluster of abnormal or dilated blood vessels that can cause bleeding in the brain, seizures and headaches.
Red Sox minor league outfielder Ryan Westmoreland, a top prospect, has been diagnosed with a cavernous malformation in his brain and has taken medical leave from minor league camp to seek treatment.