malposition

[mal-puh-zish-uh n]
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noun Pathology.

faulty or wrong position, especially of a part or organ of the body or of a fetus in the uterus.

Nearby words

  1. malpighian pyramid,
  2. malpighian stigma,
  3. malpighian tube,
  4. malpighian tubules,
  5. malpighian tuft,
  6. malpractice,
  7. malpresentation,
  8. malraux,
  9. malraux, andré,
  10. malrotation

Origin of malposition

First recorded in 1830–40; mal- + position

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British Dictionary definitions for malposition

malposition

noun

abnormal position of a bodily part
Derived Formsmalposed (mælˈpəʊzd), adjective

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Medicine definitions for malposition

malposition

[măl′pə-zĭshən]

n.

dystopia

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