[ dih-fawr-mi-tee ]
/ dɪˈfɔr mɪ ti /

noun, plural de·form·i·ties.

the quality or state of being deformed, disfigured, or misshapen.
Pathology. an abnormally formed part of the body.
a deformed person or thing.
hatefulness; ugliness.

Origin of deformity

1350–1400; Middle English deformite < Old French < Latin dēfōrmitās, equivalent to dēfōrm(is) deform2 + -itās -ity

Related forms

non·de·for·mi·ty, noun, plural non·de·for·mi·ties. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for deformity


/ (dɪˈfɔːmɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

a deformed condition; disfigurement
pathol an acquired or congenital distortion of an organ or part
a deformed person or thing
a defect, esp of the mind or morals; depravity
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Medicine definitions for deformity


[ dĭ-fôrmĭ-tē ]


The state of being deformed.
A deviation from the normal shape or size of a body part, resulting in disfigurement.
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