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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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Polydactyly is an inherited abnormality which can affect humans as well as cats and other animals.
This inherited abnormality - also known as cutaneous aesthemia - causes malformation of the skin, which becomes stretchy and very easily damaged.