HyperDic: malformation

English > 2 senses of the word malformation:
NOUNstatemalformation, deformity, misshapennessan affliction in which some part of the body is misshapen or malformed
eventmalformation, miscreationsomething abnormal or anomalous
malformation > pronunciation
Soundsmae.lfaormey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > malformation: 2 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningAn affliction in which some part of the body is misshapen or malformed.
Synonymsdeformity, misshapenness
NarrowerArnold-Chiari deformitydeformity in which part of the brain protrudes through the skull
clawfoot, pes cavusA deformity of the foot characterized by an abnormally high arch and hyperextension of the toes which gives the foot the appearance of a claw
cleft footA deformity in which the space between the third and fourth toes extends up into the foot
clubfoot, talipescongenital deformity of the foot usually marked by a curled shape or twisted position of the ankle and heel and toes
pigeon breast, chicken breastAbnormal protrusion of the breastbone caused by rickets
plagiocephalycongenital malformation of the skull in which the main axis of the skull is oblique
scaphocephalycongenital malformation of the skull which is long and narrow
valgusA deformity in which there is an abnormal displacement of part of a limb away from the midline of the body
varusA deformity in which part of a limb is turned inward to an abnormal degree
BroaderafflictionA condition of suffering or distress due to ill health
Spanishdeformidad, malformación
Catalanmalformació
English > malformation: 2 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningSomething abnormal or anomalous.
Synonymmiscreation
NarrowermonstrositySomething hideous or frightful
BroaderfailureAn event that does not accomplish its intended purpose
Spanishdeformidad, malformación

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