abnormality

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abnormality

[ab·nȯr′mal·ə·tē]
(science and technology)
Any deviation from normal characteristics.
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Marfan's Syndrome is caused by an inherited abnormality of some of the body's tissues and affects around 1 in 5,000 people.
NASDAQ: ONCR) has acquired an exclusive license from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for DNA probes which can identify individuals with congenital heart malformations that are due to an inherited abnormality of chromosome 22.
Sickle cell disease stems from an inherited abnormality in hemoglobin -- the oxygen-carrying pigment in blood -- leading to elongated, or "sickled," red blood cells that clog the small blood vessels.