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Crystallog a local deviation from regularity in the crystal lattice of a solid
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Defect

In lumber, an irregularity occurring in or on wood that will tend to impair its strength, durability, or utility value.
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defect

[′dē‚fekt]
(science and technology)
An irregularity that spoils the appearance or impairs the usefulness or effectiveness of an object or a material by causing weakness or failure.
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defect

In wood, a fault that may reduce its durability, usefulness, or strength.
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Fibrous cortical defect is usually an incidental finding, affecting 30% to 40% of the pediatric population, (49) with a relatively high rate of bilaterality and multiplicity.
The main outcome of the present study was to assess the differences in 3D ROI voxel HU cortical defect volumes between the reamed and unreamed femurs relative to the respective postoperative day 0 volumes.
The histogenesis and classification of fibrohistiocytic lesions involving bone and containing an admixture of fibrous tissue, foam cells, and giant cells are confusing and include several overlapping entities, such as metaphyseal fibrous defect, nonossifying fibroma, fibrous cortical defect, fibroxanthoma, and benign fibrous histiocytoma (BFH) of bone.
Metaphysical fibrous defects, also called fibrous cortical defects (FCD), are the asymptomatic, nonneoplastic and self-healing tumors of bone, which occur commonly in the metaphysis of long bone, especially in the lower extremities.
Some of what we call scarring may be congenital cortical defects in the kidney that we discover because we've studied the child.