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Definition of malformation noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˌmælfərˈmeɪʃn//
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  1. 1[countable] a part of the body that is not formed correctly Some fetal malformations cannot be diagnosed until late in pregnancy.
  2. 2[uncountable] the state of not being correctly formed In earlier times, disfigurement and malformation were associated with evil.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: malformation