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Malformation  n.  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.

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"Malformation" Quotes from Famous Books

... murder, McIvor fled to America with his daughter, and his wife lost sight of him. She had only returned to these parts recently, and she identified the skeleton of her brother because of a certain malformation of ...
— The Worlds Greatest Books - Vol. II: Fiction • Arthur Mee, J. A. Hammerton, Eds.

... Island, we are told, because the voice of its inhabitants is very like that of a dry gourd rolled upon the ground! It is usually stated that Tungking was called Kiao-chi meaning "crossed-toes," because the people often exhibit that malformation (which is a fact), but we may be certain that the syllables were originally a phonetic representation of an indigenous name which has no such meaning. As another example, less ridiculous but not more true, Chin-tan, representing the Indian name ...
— The Travels of Marco Polo, Volume 2 • Marco Polo and Rustichello of Pisa

Words linked to "Malformation" :   valgus, misshapenness, chicken breast, failure, Arnold-Chiari deformity, clubfoot, scaphocephaly, talipes, plagiocephaly, clawfoot, affliction, varus

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