abnormality


abnormality
[[t]æ̱bnɔː(r)mæ̱lɪti[/t]]
abnormalities
N-VAR
An abnormality in something, especially in a person's body or behaviour, is an unusual part or feature of it that may be worrying or dangerous. [FORMAL]

Further scans are required to confirm the diagnosis of an abnormality...

Genetic abnormalities are more often associated with faults in paternal DNA than in maternal DNA.


English dictionary. 2008.

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