[ mal-fawr-mey-shuh n, -fer- ]
/ ˌmæl fɔrˈmeɪ ʃən, -fər- /


faulty or anomalous formation or structure, especially in a living body: malformation of the teeth.

Origin of malformation

First recorded in 1790–1800; mal- + formation Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for malformation

/ (ˌmælfɔːˈmeɪʃən) /


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

Derived forms of malformation

malformed, adjective
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Medical definitions for malformation

[ măl′fôr-māshən ]


Abnormal or anomalous formation or structure; deformity.
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