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defect

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

Defect

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

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.

defect

In wood, a fault that may reduce its durability, usefulness, or strength.

defect

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She refutes this defense by pointing to a number of reports published in the 1980s that associate limb reduction defects with CVS.
The fact that there had not been was accepted by the Oxendine V court as proof that Bendectin did not cause limb reduction defects.