malformation

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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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Delayed eruption of permanent maxillary incisors has numerous causes such as supernumerary teeth, tooth malformation or dilacerations, tooth agenesis, cysts or other pathological obstructions in the eruptive path, retained primary incisor that has become ankylosed, presence of a dense mucoperiosteum or submucosa that acts as a physical barrier to eruption, lack of space or in association with certain syndromes.