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lens defect aberration
disease caused by deficiency of niacin or tryptophan (or by a defect in the metabolic conversion of tryptophan to niacin); characterized by gastrointestinal disturbances and erythema and nervous or mental disorders; may be caused by malnutrition or alcoho Alpine scurvy , maidism , mal de la rosa , mal rosso , mayidism , pellagra , Saint Ignatius' itch
absence of the mammary glands (either through surgery or developmental defect) amastia
defect in brain development resulting in small or missing brain hemispheres anencephalia , anencephaly
visual defect in which the shape and size of an ocular image differ in the two eyes aniseikonia
sightlessness (especially because of a structural defect in or the absence of an eye) anopia
bodily defect that causes speech problems aphasia
visual defect of unequal curvature of eye surface astigmatism
(optics) defect in an optical system in which light rays from a single point fail to converge in a single focal point astigmatism , astigmia
energy required to separate particles from a molecule or atom or nucleus; equals the mass defect binding energy , separation energy
defect that is present at birth birth defect , congenital abnormality , congenital anomaly , congenital defect , congenital disorder
fault or defect in a system or machine bug , glitch
most common congenital disease; the child's lungs and intestines and pancreas become clogged with thick mucus; caused by defect in a single gene; there is no cure CF , cystic fibrosis , fibrocystic disease of the pancreas , mucoviscidosis , pancreatic fibrosis
congenital defect in which the top of the head is depressed (concave instead of convex) clinocephalism , clinocephaly
congenital defect in which one or more toes or fingers are abnormally positioned clinodactyly
defect from birth congenital defect
birth defect involving the heart congenital heart defect
treatment of a specific defect correction
congenital heart defect producing cyanosis; characterized by four symptoms: pulmonary stenosis and ventricular septal defect and malposition of the aorta over both ventricles and hypertrophy of the right ventricle Fallot's syndrome , Fallot's tetralogy , tetralogy of Fallot
(electronics) equipment failure attributable to some defect in a circuit (loose connection or insulation failure or short circuit etc.) fault
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