Definition of dysmorphia in English:

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dysmorphia

Pronunciation: /dɪsˈmɔːfɪə/

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
Deformity or abnormality in the shape or size of a specified part of the body: muscle dysmorphia
More example sentences
  • Physical examinations revealed facial dysmorphia and ichthyosis in both children.
  • Clinical features in affected kittens were observed from birth and included failure to thrive, behavioral dullness, facial dysmorphia, and ataxia.

Derivatives

dysmorphic

adjective
Example sentences
  • The phenotype is subtle, with minor dysmorphic features and developmental delay during childhood.
  • Lead screening and metabolic testing should be considered if there is a history of lethargy, cyclic vomiting, early seizures, dysmorphic features, or mental retardation.
  • The examiners, who had received previous training in the assessment of physical and dysmorphic characteristics, examined the offspring for any clinical signs or abnormalities.

Origin

Late 19th century: from Greek dusmorphia 'misshapenness, ugliness', from dus- dys- + morphē 'form'.

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