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Definition of deformity noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (pl. deformities) [countable, uncountable]
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  1. 1a condition in which a part of the body is not the normal shape because of injury, illness, or because it has grown wrongly synonym malformation
  2. 2 Drugs taken during pregnancy may cause physical deformity in babies. The injury resulted in a deformity of the hip joint.
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