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Definition of Malformation

Malformation: A structural defect in the body due to abnormal embryonic or fetal development. There are many types of malformations. For example, cleft lip and cleft palate. See also Congenital malformation.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2013

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