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Definitions for Malformation
ˌmæl fɔrˈmeɪ ʃən, -fər-mal·for·ma·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deformity, malformation, misshapennessnoun

    an affliction in which some part of the body is misshapen or malformed

  2. malformation, miscreationnoun

    something abnormal or anomalous


  1. Malformationnoun

    Ill formation; irregular or anomalous formation; abnormal or wrong conformation or structure; -- often used of body parts such as limbs which do not develop properly during fetal maturation.


  1. malformationnoun

    An abnormal formation.

  2. malformationnoun

    An abnormal developmental feature of offspring.


  1. malformation

    Malformation is a physical defect or abnormality in the structure or shape of a part, organ, or the entire body, typically present from birth. This can be caused by genetic factors, environmental triggers, or a combination of both. It can affect function, appearance, and sometimes both, depending on the severity and location of the malformation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Malformationnoun

    ill formation; irregular or anomalous formation; abnormal or wrong conformation or structure

  2. Etymology: [Mal- + formation.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Malformation

    mal-for-mā′shun, n. bad or wrong formation: irregular or anomalous structure.—adj. Malformed′.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Malformation in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Malformation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Malformation in a Sentence

  1. Luca Bernardo:

    This forces us to reflect on uncommon feeding regimes, even if in this case it was complicated by a cardiac malformation.

  2. Milton Waner:

    These are genetic abnormalities, and we’ve identified some of the genes associated with venous malformation but not all of them, it’s clearly a genetic abnormality, but the abnormal gene was not throughout his entire body— only in a certain region of the face.

  3. Milton Waner:

    It’s relentless, at some stage, one or more of these vessels will rupture. Usually it’s associated with minor trauma or it can be spontaneous, and this will lead to a huge, massive hemorrhage and these hemorrhages can be fatal. In addition to this problem, Zoubir’s venous malformation was encroaching on his airway so at some point it would affect his ability to breathe.

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Translations for Malformation

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  • διαμαρτία, δυσμορφίαGreek
  • malformation, difformitéFrench

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