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malformation

Pathol a deformity in the shape or structure of a part, esp when congenital

malformation

[‚mal·fər′mā·shən]
(medicine)
A deformity of a part of the body resulting from abnormal development.
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The voting session, which ended late April 12, showed a majority of the justices--8 of 10--favored allowing women to interrupt a pregnancy if the fetus is found to have a malformed brain.
All malformed calves and lambs born recently were infected during gestation, most likely in late autumn 2011.
The work involves the removal of trees, which are either malformed, diseased or are located in positions which would compromise the successful development of the landscape refurbishment scheme.
TOUGH PICK off malformed, damaged and diseased fruits that are forming on apple trees.
Dummy use has been linked to glue ear and other infections, malformed teeth, and speech impairment.
The attack is known to be vulnerable in Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4 through Vista and allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (persistent reboot) via a malformed .
Fruit fly experiments over 90 years, with radiation 1,500 times the normal, only produced malformed or dead flies.
Fifteen years ago, scientists at the National Institutes of Health reported that malformed prions--proteins that can trigger lethal illnesses including mad cow disease--remain on soil surfaces for at least 3 years.
Intelligent switches will look for under- or oversize packets, fragments, and other malformed packets, and are typically configured to alert an administrator when the number of packet errors exceeds a predefined threshold, signaling problems on the network.
The ETM platform hosts a suite of software modules providing telephony security and management capabilities, including voice application-layer protections to block TDM- and VoIP-specific attacks against telecom and data network resources, such as denial-of-service, toll fraud, service abuse, harassing calls, information theft and tampering, fax and VoIP spam, malformed VoIP packets, modem line back doors into the corporate LAN, and other unauthorized phone traffic.
In fact, the malformed prion patterns appeared similar to those found in Alzheimer's patients.
Worldwide Computer Products News-31 May 2005-NTA Monitor reveal router malformed packet DoS vulnerability in Nortel VPN(C)1995-2005 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.