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deformity

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Illness & disability
deformityde‧for‧mi‧ty /dɪˈfɔːməti $ -ɔːr-/ noun (plural deformities) [countable, uncountable]  MIa condition in which part of someone’s body is not the normal shape a hip deformity
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deformityGloag had a deformity of the right arm and a somewhat high-pitched voice, but overall made a forceful impression.But please hurry up if you want to avoid the nerve damage and deformity that result from long-term exposure to the germ.Profound and complex neurological deficits may be found in patients with the combined deformity of atlantoaxial subluxation-subaxial subluxation-atlantoaxial impaction.The joints should be carefully examined for effusion, limitation of motion, or deformities.The girl looked out the window and saw three women with strange deformities.The most successful of the human oddities, Taylor says, were those who could present their deformities as performance art.During the course of dissections of cadaver club feet he recognized the role of muscles and tendons rather than bones in this deformity.
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