Meaning of DEFORMATION in English

DEFORMATION

/ ˌdiːfɔːˈmeɪʃn; NAmE -fɔːrˈm-/ noun

1.

[ U ] the process or result of changing and spoiling the normal shape of sth

2.

[ C ] a change in the normal shape of sth as a result of injury or illness :

a deformation of the spine

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WORD ORIGIN

late Middle English : from Latin deformatio(n-) , from the verb deformare , from de- (expressing reversal) + forma a shape.

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