deformity

[dih-fawr-mi-tee]
noun, plural deformities.
1.
the quality or state of being deformed, disfigured, or misshapen.
2.
Pathology. an abnormally formed part of the body.
3.
a deformed person or thing.
4.
hatefulness; ugliness.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English deformite < Old French < Latin dēfōrmitās, equivalent to dēfōrm(is) deform2 + -itās -ity

nondeformity, noun, plural nondeformities.
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deformity (dɪˈfɔːmɪtɪ)
 
n , pl -ties
1.  a deformed condition; disfigurement
2.  pathol an acquired or congenital distortion of an organ or part
3.  a deformed person or thing
4.  a defect, esp of the mind or morals; depravity

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deformity
mid-15c., diformyte, from O.Fr. deformité, from L. deformitas, from deformis, from deformare (see deform).
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deformity de·for·mi·ty (dĭ-fôr'mĭ-tē)
n.

  1. The state of being deformed.

  2. A deviation from the normal shape or size of a body part, resulting in disfigurement.

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