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Malformation

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun malformation:

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Definition of the noun malformation

What does malformation mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: malformations

  1. an affliction in which some part of the body is misshapen or malformed
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonyms of malformation: deformity / misshapenness
    • more generic word: affliction = a condition of suffering or distress due to ill health
    • more specific terms:
      • Arnold-Chiari deformity = deformity in which part of the brain protrudes through the skull
      • pes cavus / clawfoot = a 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 foot = a deformity in which the space between the third and fourth toes extends up into the foot
      • clubfoot / talipes = congenital deformity of the foot usually marked by a curled shape or twisted position of the ankle and heel and toes
      • chicken breast / pigeon breast = abnormal protrusion of the breastbone caused by rickets
      • plagiocephaly = congenital malformation of the skull in which the main axis of the skull is oblique
      • scaphocephaly = congenital malformation of the skull which is long and narrow
      • valgus = a deformity in which there is an abnormal displacement of part of a limb away from the midline of the body
      • varus = a deformity in which part of a limb is turned inward to an abnormal degree
  2. something abnormal or anomalous
    • lexical domain: Natural Events - nouns denoting natural events
    • synonym of malformation: miscreation
    • more generic word: failure = an event that does not accomplish its intended purpose
    • more specific word: monstrosity = something hideous or frightful

Alternative definition of the noun malformation

noun

  1. An abnormal formation.
  2. [teratology] An abnormal developmental feature of offspring.

Explanation

Malformation a.k.a. Deformity: A deformity, dysmorphism, or dysmorphic feature is a major difference in the shape of a body part or organ compared to the average shape of that part.

Printed books with definitions for Malformation

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Google previewClinical Pathology (2007)

by James Carton, Richard Daly, Pramila Ramani

Congenital adenomatoid malformation is a mass of abnormal lung tissue Congenital adenomatoid malformation is a lung mass composed of terminal bronchioles. There are no normal alveoli. Usually a single lobe is involved. Many cases are ...

Google previewClinical Neuroanatomy (2016)

Medicine, Internal medicine by CTI Reviews

Arteriovenous malformation is an abnormal connection between veins and arteries, usually congenital. This pathology is widely known...

Vascular malformation is a term used to refer to blood vessel abnormalities. Vascular malformations and ...

Google previewAnesthesia and Co-Existing Disease (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Arteriovenous malformation is an abnormal connection between veins and arteries, usually congenital. This pathology is widely known...

Vascular malformation is a term used to refer to blood vessel abnormalities. Vascular malformations and ...

Google previewHigh Acuity Nursing (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Arteriovenous malformation: Arteriovenous malformation is an abnormal connection between veins and arteries, usually...

Google previewPathophysiology (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Arteriovenous malformation is an abnormal connection between veins and arteries, usually congenital. This pathology is widely known because of...

An arteriovenous malformation is a vascular anomaly. In biology and in science in general a ...

Google previewNeurology for the Speech-Language Pathologist (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Arteriovenous malformation is an abnormal connection between veins and arteries, usually congenital. This pathology is widely known because of its...

An arteriovenous malformation is a vascular anomaly. The cerebrum, together with the ...

Google previewSurgical Recall (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Arteriovenous malformation is an abnormal connection between veins and arteries, usually congenital. This pathology is widely known because of its...

An arteriovenous malformation is a vascular anomaly. In tetrapod anatomy, lumbar is an ...

Google previewVaughan and Asbury's General Ophthalmology (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Arteriovenous malformation is an abnormal connection between veins and arteries, usually congenital. This pathology is widely known because...

An arteriovenous malformation is a vascular anomaly.

Google previewSpine Secrets Plus (2011)

by Vincent J. Devlin

The Arnold-Chiari malformation is a developmental anomaly in which the brainstem and cerebellum are displaced caudally into the spinal canal. In Type 1 Arnold-Chiari malformation, the cerebellar tonsils are displaced into the cervical spinal ...

Google previewComprehensive Neonatal Nursing Care (2013)

Fifth Edition by Carole Kenner, Judy Lott

A malformation is a structural defect of an organ or larger body region. Usually a malformation is a defect of a morphogenic or developmental field and may result in complex or multiple malformations. A disruption is an interruption of a normal ...

Google previewHandbook of Veterinary Neurology (2010)

by Michael D. Lorenz, Joan Coates, Marc Kent

Occipitoatlantoaxial malformation is a congenital malformation that includes fusion of the atlas to the occipital bone; it is reported in horses, cattle, cats, and dogs.262-264 Congenital asymmetric occipitoatlantoaxial malformations and ...

Google previewThe Cerebellum and Its Disorders (2002)

by Mario-Ubaldo Manto, Massimo Pandolfo

Chiari II malformation The Chiari II malformation is a complexanomaly involving the entire neuraxis. It is the ...

Google previewPediatric Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disorders (2011)

by E. Steve Roach, MD, Warren D. Lo, MD, Geoffrey L. Heyer, MD

CAVERNOUS MALFORMATION A cavernous malformation is a vascular lesion characterized by thin-walled dilated vessels that are not separated by brain parenchyma and do not communicate freely with the arterial system. The synonymous ...

Google previewVascular Malformations: Advances in Research and Treatment: 2011 Edition (2012)

ScholarlyBrief

“Arteriovenous malformation is a dynamic vascular anomaly; it expands with age and after treatment. This study analyzed the pattern of arteriovenous malformation progression and frequency of recurrence after therapy,” scientists writing in the ...

Google previewCaffey's Pediatric Diagnostic Imaging E-Book (2013)

by Brian D. Coley

The Chiari II malformation is a pancerebral anomaly, affecting broad areas of the brain. Abnormalities include herniation of the medulla, cerebellar tonsils, and vermis through the foramen magnum; a small posterior fossa; “beaking” of the ...

Google previewFanaroff and Martin's Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (2014)

Diseases of the Fetus and Infant by Richard J. Martin, Avroy A. Fanaroff, Michele C. Walsh

Dandy-Walker Malformation The Dandy-Walker malformation is a fluid-filled cyst in the posterior fossa, with or without ...

Google previewVascular Diseases: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional: 2013 Edition (2013)

ScholarlyBrief

aEuro cent Each spinal vascular malformation is a unique lesion that needs an individualized treatment ...

Google previewMyles' Textbook for Midwives (2014)

by Jayne E. Marshall, Maureen D. Raynor

By definition, a congenital malformation is any defect in form, structure or function . Identifiable defects can be categorized as follows (Fig. 32.1): CONGENITAL ABNORMALITIES Chromosomal abnormalities Numerical abnormalities Structural ...

Google previewStroke (2011)

Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Management by J. P. Mohr, James C. Grotta, Philip A. Wolf, Michael A. Moskowitz, Marc R Mayberg, Rudiger Von Kummer

Arteriovenous Malformations An arteriovenous malformation is an abnormal connection between arteries and veins without an intervening capillary, producing a high-flow state with arteriovenous shunting of blood (see Figs. 47-19 to 47-22).

Google previewPractical Observations on the Causes and Treatment of Curvatures of the Spine (1838)

With Hygienic Directions for the Physical Culture of Youth, as a Means of Preventing the Disease; an Etching and Description of an Apparatus for the Correction of the Deformity, and Engravings Illustrative of the Cases by Samuel Hare

Malformation is the product of civilization, or rather of fashion ; in communities in a state of nature, it is scarcely known. The wild, untutored savage, unfettered by the tyranny of custom, ranges in all the freedom of unsophisticated nature, and ...

Google previewPathology for the Physical Therapist Assistant (2011)

by Catherine C. Goodman, Kenda S. Fuller

A ruptured vascular malformation is the second most common cause of ICH. Bleeding is limited by the resistance of tissue pressure in the surrounding brain structures. If a hematoma is large, distortion of structures and increased ICP cause ...

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Scrabble value of M3A1L1F4O1R1M3A1T1I1O1N1

The value of this 12-letter word is 19 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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