malformation
noun Date: 1800 irregular, anomalous, abnormal, or faulty formation or structure

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  • malformation — [ malfɔrmasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1867; de 1. mal et formation ♦ Vice de conformation congénital (alors que les déformations sont en général acquises). ⇒ difformité, dystrophie, infirmité. Naître avec une malformation cardiaque. Malformation congénitale… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Malformation — Mal for*ma tion, n. [Mal + formation.] 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. [1913 Webster +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • malformation — malformation. См. тератоморфа. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • malformation — index irregularity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • malformation — also mal formation, 1731, from MAL (Cf. mal ) + FORMATION (Cf. formation) …   Etymology dictionary

  • malformation — [n] deformity abberation, abnormality, defect, disfigurement, impairment, injury, malconformation, misshape, monstrosity, mutation; concept 580 …   New thesaurus

  • malformation — ► NOUN ▪ abnormality of shape or form in a part of the body. DERIVATIVES malformed adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • malformation — [mal΄fôr mā′shən] n. faulty, irregular, or abnormal formation or structure of a body or part malformed [mal′fôrmd′] adj …   English World dictionary

  • Malformation — Radiographie d une main polydactyle post axiale …   Wikipédia en Français

  • malformation — /mal fawr may sheuhn, feuhr /, n. faulty or anomalous formation or structure, esp. in a living body: malformation of the teeth. [1790 1800; MAL + FORMATION] * * * ▪ biology Introduction       in biology, irregular or abnormal structural… …   Universalium

  • malformation — n. a congenital malformation * * * [ˌmælfɔː meɪʃ(ə)n] a congenital malformation …   Combinatory dictionary

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