A structural defect of an organ, part of an organ, or a larger region of the body resulting from an intrinsically abnormal developmental process.
abnormal development of an organ or tissue
a birth defect; an abnormal structure or form; example: small head
Irregular or faulty formation or structure.
A permanent structural change in a developing organism that may adversely affect survival, development, or function.
something abnormal or anomalous
a primary structural abnormality, whereas a deformity is a secondary structural abnormality, e
see structural birth defects
An abnormal anatomical structure.
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.