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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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The council denies negligence or any link between the clean-up and deformities.
Deformities due to an underlying metabolic disease are rare and need the attention of an orthopaedic surgeon.
All 834 juvenile and adult frogs collected from Lakewood Farms and released in fall 2004 were checked for deformities and measured and photographed if any abnormalities were observed.
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However, vertebral fracture assessment "has been validated by different groups, and the performance of the test is excellent for grades 2-4 deformities.
By fixing their deformities, we positively change the way others interact, react, and relate with them, helping shape how well they learn, socialize, and adapt to the world around them.
The majority of the deformities in both groups were found in the mid- and lower-back regions of the spine, while the rheumatoid arthritis patients were more likely to have multiple or severe deformities, reported Reuters.
After a month or so, he harvested frogs in their early stages of metamorphosis from tadpoles and examined them for deformities and trematode infections.
Although it may not be suitable for the average dental patient, people who are personally affected by craniofacial, complex maxillofacial, cleft lip and palatal deformities could use specific chapters to understand more about their particular problem(s) and available therapies.
The International Research Society of Spinal Deformities (IRSSD) was established in 1994 to advance the study and research into spinal deformities by providing a forum for the presentation and encouragement of research relating to spinal deformity and to disseminate the results of such research.
While they may be the most striking of deformities, deformed limbs are not the most common.
Scientists are narrowing in on pesticides as the cause of deformities