malposition
noun Date: circa 1839 wrong or faulty position

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  • malposition — [ malpozisjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1951; mot angl. , de 1. mal et position ♦ Méd. Position anormale d un organe. Malpositions dentaires (⇒ orthodontie) . ● malposition nom féminin Situation anormale d un organe. ● malposition (expressions) nom féminin… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Malposition — Mal po*si tion, n. [Mal + position.] A wrong position. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • malposition — [mal΄pə zish′ən] n. faulty or abnormal position, esp. of the fetus in the uterus …   English World dictionary

  • malposition — /mal peuh zish euhn/, n. Pathol. faulty or wrong position, esp. of a part or organ of the body or of a fetus in the uterus. [1830 40; MAL + POSITION] * * * …   Universalium

  • malposition — noun An abnormal position of an organ or other part of the body …   Wiktionary

  • malposition — SYN: dystopia. * * * mal·po·si·tion .mal pə zish ən n wrong or faulty position <fetal malpositions> mal·po·si·tion·ing zish( ə) niŋ n * * * n. (in obstetrics) an abnormal position of the fetal head when this is the presenting part in labour …   Medical dictionary

  • malposition — mælpÉ™ zɪʃn n. incorrect position, wrong position …   English contemporary dictionary

  • malposition — mal·position …   English syllables

  • malposition — n. (in obstetrics) an abnormal position of the fetal head when this is the presenting part in labour (see presentation). The head is in such a position that the diameter of the skull in relation to the pelvic opening is greater than normal (e.g.… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • malposition — mal•po•si•tion [[t]ˌmæl pəˈzɪʃ ən[/t]] n. pat faulty or wrong position, esp. of a fetus in the uterus • Etymology: 1830–40 …   From formal English to slang

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