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[mal-puh-zish-uh n]
noun Pathology.
  1. faulty or wrong position, especially of a part or organ of the body or of a fetus in the uterus.
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Origin of malposition

First recorded in 1830–40; mal- + position
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Historical Examples of malposition

  • In many of these cases the fissure will heal spontaneously when the malposition is rectified.

    A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II


  • These causes often result in the creation and persistence of a malformation and malposition of the part.

  • But there are edifices of this description which cry aloud to the gods by the force of their own ugliness and malposition.

British Dictionary definitions for malposition


  1. abnormal position of a bodily part
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Derived Formsmalposed (mælˈpəʊzd), adjective
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malposition in Medicine


  1. dystopia
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