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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 radiography allowed to categorize the seeds in three groups: filled seeds (with well-developed embryo filling the entire interior of the seed), malformed seeds (with the embryo only partially filling the seed), and unfilled seeds (without embryo).
In the late 1950s and early 1960s, about 10,000 babies worldwide were born with malformed or missing limbs after their mothers received the drug thalidomide to treat morning sickness.
Pneumolabyrinth after cochlear implantation has been reported in malformed cochlea (3).
Ruben also faced an even tougher start in life than most as he was born with malformed limbs, which resulted in only his two back legs being operational.
Among the 6 raccoons inoculated with larvae, all had a proportion of markedly malformed eggs early in patency; this malformation was also observed in 3 of 4 raccoon-inoculated eggs that became patent.
According to the input specification, the malformed sample can be constructed accurately from the well-formed sample by breaking the checksum relationship.
Intraoperative resection specimen in the nonpingyangmycin group presented as light reddish or blue cavernous malformed veins with unclear boundary.
Fixed crash when entering certain malformed strings into the game console, reported by Marshal Webb from BackConnect, Inc.
The adjusted OR for spina bifida, comparing mothers of malformed infants with mothers of non-malformed infants, was 2.5 (95% CI, 1.3-5.0).
5276 born to mother in 21 to 25 years of age and 82 among them were malformed babies(1.6 %).
Early death is common among white tigers since they owe their appearance to a genetic mutation, which can result in other defects such as low immunity and malformed organs, experts say.
The Eye is exposed to so much material from companies that has been massaged, manipulated or malformed by the devious hand of PR that it sometimes loses track of what the true story is--as readers of this semi-humorous column may confirm.