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deformity

Pathol an acquired or congenital distortion of an organ or part

Deformity

See also Lameness.
Calmady, Sir Richard
born without lower legs. [Br. Lit.: Sir Richard Calmady, Walsh Modern, 84]
Carey, Philip
embittered young man with club foot seeks fulfillment. [Br. Lit.: Of Human Bondage]
Cyclopes
one-eyed monsters. [Gk. Lit.: Odyssey]
Elephant Man, the
Joseph Merrick, whose deformed face was said to resemble an elephant’s. [Br. Cinema: The Elephant Man]
Freaks
1930s macabre movie about sideshow people. [Am. Cinema: Halliwell, 278]
Gwynplaine
his disfigured face had a perpetual horrible grin. [Fr. Lit.: Hugo The Man Who Laughs in Benét, 632]
Mayeux
deformed man, both brave and witty. [Fr. Folklore: Wheeler Dictionary, 237]
Priapus
son of Aphrodite and Dionysus; grotesque man with huge phallus. [Gk. Myth.: Howe, 233]
Quasimodo
hunchbacked bell-ringer. [Fr. Lit.: Hunchback of Notre Dame]
Richard III
crook-back king. [Br. Lit.: Shakespeare Richard III]
Sarn, Prudence
harelipped girl is servant on brother’s farm. [Br. Lit.: Precious Bane, Magill I, 778–780]
thalidomide
supposedly harmless sedative resulted in disfigured babies. [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 582–583]
Thersites
deformed Greek officer at the siege of Troy, famed for his malevolence. [Gk. Lit.: Iliad]
Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri de
(1864–1901) crippled and stunted; became great artist. [Fr. Hist.: Wallechinsky, 13]
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11) used the fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) technique to identify the microdeletion of VCFS in 74 people who had a history of psychotic disorder, family history of psychotic disorder, cleft palate and/or lip, congenital heart disease, facial dysmorphism or a history of hypocalcemia, as markers for VCFS.
Physical examination revealed mild craniofacial dysmorphism, including asymmetry of the jaw, and hypopigmentation of the skin.
I see one person a month suffering from body dysmorphism, a psychological disorder where people believe they are ugly.
The eosinophils of HES may demonstrate dysmorphism, with increased cell size, [TABULAR DATA FOR TABLE 1 OMITTED] increased nuclear lobation, or tinged forms, and cytoplasmic vacuolation (Slide 6).
Repetitive trauma or stress to the pes bursa and surrounding structures, especially in the setting of obesity, arthritis, or anatomic dysmorphism of the knee joint, may result in acute inflammation and fluid distension of this bursa.
She had no facial dysmorphism, with no obvious clinodactyly, polydactyly or syndactyly.