malformation


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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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Hyde was pale and dwarfish, he gave an impression of deformity without any nameable malformation, he had a displeasing smile, he had borne himself to the lawyer with a sort of murderous mixture of timidity and boldness, and he spoke with a husky, whispering and somewhat broken voice; all these were points against him, but not all of these together could explain the hitherto unknown disgust, loathing and fear with which Mr.
The old Duke really had a slight malformation of the ear, which really was more or less hereditary.
Most of the Oddities would not, and many, on account of their malformations, could not, go through a day's field-work; but the Wax-moths, who were always busy on the brood-comb, found pleasant home occupations for them.
It does not stand to reason that men are reluctant to leave places where the very life is almost badgered out of them by importunate swarms of beggars and peddlers who hang in strings to one's sleeves and coat-tails and shriek and shout in his ears and horrify his vision with the ghastly sores and malformations they exhibit.
To the Editor: Semicircular canal (SCC) malformation (dystrophy, coloboma, or enlargement) is a kind of inner ear anomaly.
Treatment of a capillary malformation is usually most successful using laser therapy.
Congenital malformation are a major cause of stillbirths and infant mortality and the aetiology of most is not fully understood.
Overall, risks of malformation were significantly higher in valproic acid and phenobarbital at all tested doses and carbamazepine at doses greater than 400 mg per day, compared with lamotrigine monotherapy at less than 300 mg per day (Lancet Neurol.
A congenital vascular malformation (CVM) is defined as "an embryologically developed, inborn error of vascular morphogenesis leading to true structural anomalies".
In this report, our aim is to present the clinical characteristics, management, and treatment outcome of an adult patient with an anorectal malformation with a vestibular fistula that was successfully repaired by posterior sagittal anorectoplasty (PSARP) and to discuss the case in the light of the relevant literature.
When interrogated angiographically," he said, "what is often labeled as a hepatic hemangioma is in fact a venous malformation.