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malformed

[mal-fawrmd] /mælˈfɔrmd/
adjective
1.
faultily or anomalously formed.
Origin of malformed
1810-1820
First recorded in 1810-20; mal- + formed
Synonyms
misshapen, deformed, distorted, contorted.
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adj.

1801, from mal- + formed, past participle of form (v.).

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malformed in Medicine

malformed mal·formed (māl-fôrmd')
adj.
Abnormally or faultily formed.

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