Definition of malformation in English:


Line breaks: mal|for¦ma¦tion
Pronunciation: /malfɔːˈmeɪʃ(ə)n


1An abnormally formed part of the body: the drug may cause malformations in the developing embryo
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  • Doctors said that I was born with a cleft palate and lip - both congenital malformations of the face.
  • It is well-known that the incidence of significant congenital malformations is 1.5 per cent of all pregnancies.
  • She was shown shocking photographs of babies born with terrible congenital malformations.
1.1 [mass noun] Abnormality of shape or form: malformation of one or both ears
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  • Radiosurgery can effectively cure a number of abnormalities, arteriovenous malformation, acoustic tumors, or meningiomas.
  • They found that absorption of heat caused damage to the ciliary body leading to malformation of the lens.
  • They later learned he had been born with Potter's Syndrome, a disease that describes the total absence or malformation of infant kidneys.

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