[mal-fawr-mey-shuh n, -fer-]
- faulty or anomalous formation or structure, especially in a living body: malformation of the teeth.
Origin of malformation
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Examples from the Web for malformation
To decimate the malformation, destroying the offending oil gland once it morphs into something with a head.My Odyssey Into Extreme Dermatology
April 15, 2009
If this is not duly attended to, the defect or malformation may be aggravated.Cattle and Cattle-breeders
He was said to be robust looking, but with a malformation by which one of his legs was longer than the other.Fern Vale (Volume 1)
It was a long time before he could walk, on account of some malformation of his limbs.Charles I
Had an impression that the late Lord Byron had some malformation of this kind.The Professor at the Breakfast Table
Oliver Wendell Holmes (Sr.)
Does it depend on a malformation of the cranium, on the size or shape of the head?The Idiot
- the condition of being faulty or abnormal in form or shape
- pathol a deformity in the shape or structure of a part, esp when congenital
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Word Origin and History for malformation
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Abnormal or anomalous formation or structure; deformity.
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