malformation malformation  /ˌmæl fɔr ˈmeɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an affliction in which some part of the body is misshapen or malformed
  2. (n) something abnormal or anomalous

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The problem with an arteriovenous malformation is that it is made up of several different blood vessels that are tangled up in each other.
  2. They think it may be some malformation of the front part of the eye, or a larger number of light-sensitive cones in one retina than in the other.
  3. What's more, the vertebrae in Tut's neck were fused a sign of a musculoskeletal malformation called Klippel-Feil syndrome.

News

  1. East Pembroke firefighters hosting fundraiser for 5-year-old with rare disorder

    Members of the East Pembroke Volunteer Fire Department are organizing a fundraiser from noon to 5 p.m., Sunday, June 30, to assist Trey. The 5-year-old is the son of heather Gill Palandino and Donald Newton Jr. He is being treated for Chiari Malformation (Arnold-Chiari), is a serious neurological disorder where the bottom part of the brain, the cerebellum, descends out of the skull and crowds ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Batavian

  2. East Pembroke firefighters hosting fundraiser for five-year-old with rare disorder

    Members of the East Pembroke Volunteer Fire Department are organizing a fundraiser from noon to 5 p.m., June 30, to assist Trey. Five-year-old Trey is the son of heather Gill Palandino and Donald Newton, Jr..  He is being treated for Chiari Malformation (Arnold-Chiari), is a serious neurological disorder where the  bottom part of the brain, the cerebellum, descends out of the skull and crowds ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Batavian

  3. Two-faced kitten born with rare condition in Oregon

    A family in Oregon was shocked when their cat gave birth to a litter which included a kitten with two faces. “Deucy” was born Tuesday morning. Cats with this rare congenital malformation are known as “Janus Cats.” The owner says …
    on June 14, 2013     Source: WGN TV Chicago

Quotes

  • Koren said in the last five to 10 years there's been evidence that "other malformations, not just spina bifida, but also malformation of the heart, of the limbs, of the cleft lip, cleft palate, are also preventable by better using folic acid and...
    on Dec 12, 2007 By: Gideon Koren Source: Toronto Star

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