[ UK /dɪfˈɔːmɪti/ ]
[ US /dɪˈfɔɹməti/ ]
  1. an appearance that has been spoiled or is misshapen
    there were distinguishing disfigurements on the suspect's back
    suffering from facial disfiguration
  2. an affliction in which some part of the body is misshapen or malformed
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How To Use deformity In A Sentence

  • The length should be that of the bandaging; the breadth, three or four fingers; thickness, three or fourfold; number so as to encircle the limb, neither more nor less; those applied for the purpose of rectifying a deformity, should be of such a length as to encircle it; the breadth and thickness being determined by the vacuity, which is not to be filled up at once. On The Surgery
  • Well," said Jervis, "it might have been a peculiar finger; a finger, for instance, with some characteristic deformity such as an ankylosed joint, which would be easy to identify. The Eye of Osiris
  • Suddenly I perceived him as Dutiful did, and realized that the Prince's abhorrence went past the man's physical deformity and mental limits. THE GOLDEN FOOL: BOOK TWO OF THE TAWNY MAN
  • We recommend using this method of measuring and quantifying LLD when there is no history of pelvic deformity and the iliac crests can be readily palpated.
  • Let me change the subject away from race, to Leroi's provocative remarks about beauty and deformity.
  • I believe that war is in Latin called bellum, not by antiphrasis, as some patchers of old rusty Latin would have us to think, because in war there is little beauty to be seen, but absolutely and simply; for that in war appeareth all that is good and graceful, and that by the wars is purged out all manner of wickedness and deformity. Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel
  • Perhaps its removal may cause cureless deformity; or it may be the stain goes as deep as life itself. The Short-story
  • The special meaning here attached to the term deformity is sufficiently explained in the preceding paragraph; it remains to give a few illustrations, and to refer to other headings, such as Heterotaxy, Vegetable Teratology An Account of the Principal Deviations from the Usual Construction of Plants
  • The pelvis was anteverted, and there was a flexion deformity of both knees.
  • Some more affected children will have hoarseness, aphonia, and inspiratory retractions that are severe enough to cause chest wall deformity.
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