Usage examples for malformation

  1. A man whose natural temptation was to swerve, whose inborn inclination was to shrink and skulk aside from duty and from action, would hardly be the first and last person to suspect his own weakness, the one only unbiassed judge and witness of sufficiently sharp- sighted candour and accuracy to estimate aright his poverty of nature and the malformation of his mind. – A Study of Shakespeare by Algernon Charles Swinburne
  2. To the above immense number of slaves exported must be added the number of lives lost in the raids made on the Ibo villages for the purpose of capturing the people to sell as slaves; we must also add the number that died on their way down from the interior to the coast, and to these again must be added the slaves refused by the European trader by reason of any defect, malformation, or incipient signs of disease. – West African studies by Mary Henrietta Kingsley
  3. The third group holds that cousin marriages in themselves, especially if not carried through too many generations, are not harmful, but that if any hereditary tendency to malformation or disease exists in the family of the parents, this tendency, inherited through both parents is strongly intensified in the offspring, and that consequently an increased percentage of the offspring of cousin marriage may be afflicted with hereditary diseases. – Consanguineous Marriages in the American Population by George B. Louis Arner
  4. Running down the centre of the incomplete horn is usually a narrow fissure marking the line of separation in the papillary layer of the coronary cushion, which, as we shall later see, is responsible for the malformation. – Diseases of the Horse's Foot by Harry Caulton Reeks
  5. This disorder, arising from an internal malformation, harassed him from his infancy to the day of his death. – Rousseau Volumes I. and II. by John Morley
  6. In the London Zoological Gardens, during the last twenty years, there has been much mortality among the lion cubs by a malformation of the palate. – Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon by Robert A. Sterndale
  7. This malformation is believed to be due to an irregularity in development, whereby a portion of the primary cerebral vesicle remains outside the mesoblastic layer of the embryo. – Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition. by Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson
  8. Eye affected with a peculiar malformation. – Autobiography of Sir George Biddell Airy by George Biddell Airy
  9. 85, showing the foot in section from side to side, gives an exact idea of this malformation. – Diseases of the Horse's Foot by Harry Caulton Reeks
  10. Mr. itself is a grotesque malformation of a better word, and Miss is a silly shortening of the fine form of Mistress. – Imaginary Interviews by W. D. Howells