noun[mass noun] Medicine & Biology
Faulty or imperfect development.
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- One popular theory postulates that a clubfoot is a result of intrauterine maldevelopment of the talus that leads to adduction and plantarflexion of the foot.
- Such damage might emerge after cerebellar maldevelopment, or an earlier undetected hypoxic or ischemic event.
- If this function is abnormal, infertility, infantile underdevelopment, maldevelopment, weakness of bone development, etc. will manifest.
Definition of maldevelopment in:
- The US English dictionary