malformed malformed  /ˌmæl ˈfɔrmd/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) so badly formed or out of shape as to be ugly

Usage(s):

  1. That the first child conceived by a woman is more apt to be malformed, than her subsequent children is a belief common among parents.
  2. In Belgium, a young couple and their doctor were in jail, awaiting trial on a charge that they murdered a malformed thalidomide baby with an overdose of another sleep-inducing drug.
  3. She must also sign a Roussel form that confirms her understanding that a malformed fetus might result if she does not see the abortion through to completion.

News

  • Research: Nail zone stem cells, tissue regrow fingertips

    NEW YORK, June 13 (UPI) -- Stem cells under the base of a fingernail could one day be used to treat malformed nails or possibly amputated limbs, research by New York University suggests.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: UPI

Quotes

  1. (PressZoom) - "It's been difficult to understand why this prion protein, which when malformed subjects us to this horrible disease, is so abundant in our brains in the first place," says Whitehead Member Susan Lindquist, who is also a professor...
    on Feb 13, 2006 By: Susan Lindquist Source: PressZoom (press release)

  2. ...pure architectural terms there are equally bad buildings nearby from the late 1980s, such as the 27-story comedy of errors at 100 First St. a few blocks east that Temko described as "misbegotten from the muddled base and malformed...
    on Dec 2, 2004 By: Allan Temko Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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