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English definition of “malformation”

malformation

noun [C or U] uk   /ˌmæl.fəˈmeɪ.ʃən/ us    /-fɚ-/
the condition of being wrongly formed, or a part of something, such as part of the body, that is wrongly formed: Exposure to radiation can lead to malformation of the embryo. She was born critically ill with a severe malformation of the heart.
malformed
adjective uk   /-ˈfɔːmd/ us    /-fɔːrmd/
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