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malformed

[mal-fawrmd] /mælˈfɔrmd/
adjective
1.
faultily or anomalously formed.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; mal- + formed
Synonyms
misshapen, deformed, distorted, contorted.
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  • The interview subjects come across as malformed individuals, pasty-faced refugees from normal life.
  • Conversely, many reports were from sites that were surveyed because they were known to have malformed amphibians.
Word Origin and History for malformed
adj.

1801, from mal- + formed, past participle of form (v.).

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malformed in Medicine

malformed mal·formed (māl-fôrmd')
adj.
Abnormally or faultily formed.

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