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abnormality

[ab·nȯr′mal·ə·tē]
(science and technology)
Any deviation from normal characteristics.
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The 18-20 week scan may be too early to be effective in some abnormalities.
FISH-based testing in cervical cells offers unique advantages in the assessment and management of women presenting with mild cytological abnormalities and/or high-risk HPV infection", stated Gregory A.
Fifteen women underwent a surgical procedure to address abnormalities found by hysteroscopy.
With modern ultrasound equipment, it is possible for the trained observer to diagnose the majority of major structural abnormalities antenataly.
Embryos that were delayed in initiating blastocyst formation were more likely to have abnormalities, the authors found.
There was only minimal anatomical overlap of cortical thickness and cortical surface area abnormalities, with cortical surface area abnormalities being more pronounced and distributed than cortical thickness abnormalities.
To date, few studies have examined whether ECG abnormalities could improve risk prediction in older adults, and none have adequately adjusted for the presence of traditional cardiovascular risk factors.
In this study, researchers characterized the presence of interstitial lung abnormalities in 2416 participants from the COPDGene study.
Section II discusses the specifics of grading individual red blood cell abnormalities and defines a grading system described in words and images for anisocytosis, poikilocytosis, microcytosis, macrocytosis, hypochromia, polychromasia, blister cells, target cells, teardrop cells, schistocytes, sickle cells, spherocytes, acanthocytes, echinocytes, elliptocytes, stomatocytes, Howell-Jolly bodies, basophilic stippling, Pappenheimer bodies, rouleaux, and agglutination.
It's simple--look for the abnormalities in the business processes of the organization.
In recent years, scientists have observed an increasing number of frogs and toads with severe abnormalities throughout the United States and other parts of the world.
Children with cancer have a higher prevalence of body abnormalities, such as asymmetric lower limbs and curvature of the spine, suggesting that the genetic defect responsible for the abnormality may play a role in the development of cancer, a study has concluded.