noun (plural deformities)
- 1A deformed part, especially of the body; a malformation: deformities of the hands or feetMore example sentences
- A foetus was aborted at 25 weeks because it had amniotic band syndrome, which causes deformities in the body parts.
- It is characterized by a wide variety of deformities, namely malformations and overgrowth of soft tissue and bone.
- What does a foot look like in an adult born with unilateral clubfoot deformities that was treated with the Ponseti Method?
- 1.1 [mass noun] The state of being deformed or misshapen: respiratory problems caused by spinal deformityMore example sentences
- When spinal deformity, weakness, or immobility is present, height measurement is difficult and inaccurate.
- Arm span measurement is difficult and inaccurate in the presence of weakness or of joint or spinal deformity.
- Early treatment of the chicks by a veterinarian can often prevent the actual loss of a toe, although a scar or deformity sometimes remains for life.
late Middle English: from Old French desformite, from Latin deformitas, from deformis 'misshapen'.