Meaning of ABNORMAL in English

ABNORMAL

adjective

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

normal/abnormal

They thought their son’s behaviour was perfectly normal.

Were there any signs of abnormal behaviour?

normal/abnormal

The test enables doctors to detect abnormal cells.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

as

Previously many historians perceived crime as abnormal and peripheral, fit only for study by specialists in deviance.

■ NOUN

behaviour

But most mental illness lacks any clear physical symptoms and is recognizable only from the patient's abnormal behaviour .

Horses kept in small yards by themselves develop repetitive patterns of abnormal behaviour , such as whirling in circles and chasing their tails.

Although a child like Matthew clearly shows abnormal behaviour , others with hyperkinetic syndrome may only be mildly affected.

Some cat owners notice that their cats become wool-suckers at a certain age and they worry about this apparently abnormal behaviour .

cell

It may be that most of the time our immune system is able to control the development of abnormal cells .

Gail said her gynecologist tells her all the abnormal cells are gone for now.

Cryosurgery, freezing out the abnormal cells , does not require any anaesthesia.

The early treatment of abnormal cells will not affect your drive or fertility.

There they may start another site where abnormal cells start growing.

It recognizes abnormal cells , destroys them or walls them off.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

abnormal behaviour that may be a sign of mental illness

an abnormal chest x-ray

an abnormal heartbeat

El Nino is caused by abnormal amounts of warm water in the Pacific Ocean.

My parents thought it was abnormal for a boy to be interested in ballet.

Some people suffer an abnormal fear of being in open places.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

After an abnormal Pap smear, she was diagnosed with a fibroid tumor.

Both schizophrenia and mood disorders show evidence of decreased activity in frontal lobes and abnormal function of the system for directed attention.

Conversely, patients with quiescent disease who continue to have persistently abnormal blood tests have a high recurrence rate.

More importantly, the display highlights any system or area experiencing abnormal conditions, whether plant malfunction or unacceptable ambience levels.

Moreover there were no clinical or prognostic differences between those with and those without abnormal pancreatic radiology.

Possibly a congenital abnormal connection was present between the cystic duct and the right biliary system.

The abnormal can be left, for news of it will inevitably rise like a suppurating boil.

They were well-intentioned creatures of abnormal physical strength and they were easily taken in by women.

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