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maldevelopment

Line breaks: mal|devel¦op|ment
Pronunciation: /maldɪˈvɛləpm(ə)nt
 
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Definition of maldevelopment in English:

noun

[mass noun] Medicine & Biology
Faulty or imperfect development.
Example sentences
  • 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.

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