abnormalcy

Definitions of abnormalcy
  1. noun
    an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies
    synonyms: abnormality
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    Antonyms:
    normalcy, normality
    being within certain limits that define the range of normal functioning
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    acardia
    congenital absence of the heart (as in the development of some monsters)
    acephalia, acephalism, acephaly
    absence of the head (as in the development of some monsters)
    acorea
    absence of the pupil in an eye
    acromicria, acromikria
    abnormally small extremities (underdeveloped fingers and toes)
    acromphalus
    abnormal protrusion of the navel; sometimes the start of umbilical hernia
    amastia
    absence of the mammary glands (either through surgery or developmental defect)
    aneuploidy
    an abnormality involving a chromosome number that is not an exact multiple of the haploid number (one chromosome set is incomplete)
    anorchia, anorchidism, anorchism
    absence of one of both testes
    asynclitism, obliquity
    the presentation during labor of the head of the fetus at an abnormal angle
    atresia
    an abnormal condition in which a normal opening or tube in the body (as the urethra) is closed or absent
    brachydactylia, brachydactyly
    abnormal shortness of fingers and toes
    cryptorchidism, cryptorchidy, cryptorchism
    failure of one or both testes to move into the scrotum as the male fetus develops
    deviated septum
    abnormal displacement of any wall that separates two chambers (usually in the nasal cavity)
    dextrocardia
    abnormal condition where the heart is located toward the right side of the chest
    ectrodactyly
    congenital abnormality involving the absence of some fingers or toes
    erethism
    an abnormally high degree of irritability or sensitivity to stimulation of an organ or body part
    fetal distress, foetal distress
    an abnormal condition of a fetus; usually discovered during pregnancy and characterized by an abnormal heart rhythm
    hepatomegaly, megalohepatia
    abnormal enlargement of the liver
    inversion
    abnormal condition in which an organ is turned inward or inside out (as when the upper part of the uterus is pulled into the cervical canal after childbirth)
    heterotaxy, transposition
    any abnormal position of the organs of the body
    pneumothorax
    abnormal presence of air in the pleural cavity resulting in the collapse of the lung; may be spontaneous (due to injury to the chest) or induced (as a treatment for tuberculosis)
    macrencephaly
    an abnormally large braincase
    hydatid mole, hydatidiform mole, molar pregnancy
    an abnormality during pregnancy; chorionic villi around the fetus degenerate and form clusters of fluid-filled sacs; usually associated with the death of the fetus
    hydramnios
    an abnormality of pregnancy; accumulation of excess amniotic fluid
    hypervitaminosis
    an abnormal condition resulting from taking vitamins excessively; can be serious for vitamins A or D or K
    hypospadias
    an abnormal condition in males in which the urethra opens on the under surface of the penis
    lagophthalmos
    abnormal condition in which an eye cannot close completely
    mental abnormality
    any abnormality of mental function
    nanophthalmos
    condition in which both eyes are abnormally small but otherwise normal
    palmature
    an abnormality in which the fingers are webbed
    dysplasia
    abnormal development (of organs or cells) or an abnormal structure resulting from such growth
    hydrocephalus, hydrocephaly
    an abnormal condition in which cerebrospinal fluid collects in the ventricles of the brain; in infants it can cause abnormally rapid growth of the head and bulging fontanelles and a small face; in adults the symptoms are primarily neurological
    abrachia
    the condition of having no arms
    progeria
    a rare abnormality marked by premature aging (grey hair and wrinkled skin and stooped posture) in a child
    atypicality, untypicality
    any state that is not typical
    arrested development, fixation, infantile fixation, regression
    an abnormal state in which development has stopped prematurely
    aberrance, aberrancy, aberration, deviance
    a state or condition markedly different from the norm
    cyclopia
    a developmental abnormality in which there is only one eye
    spinal curvature
    an abnormal curvature of the vertebral column
    subnormality
    the state of being less than normal (especially with respect to intelligence)
    anomalousness, anomaly
    deviation from the normal or common order or form or rule
    gynecomastia
    excessive development of the breasts in males; usually the result of hormonal imbalance or treatment with certain drugs (including some antihypertensives)
    infantilism
    an abnormal condition in which an older child or adult retains infantile characteristics
    macrocephaly, megacephaly, megalocephaly
    an abnormally large head; differs from hydrocephalus because there is no increased intracranial pressure and the overgrowth is symmetrical
    microbrachia
    abnormally small arms
    microcephalus, microcephaly, nanocephaly
    an abnormally small head and underdeveloped brain
    pachycheilia
    an abnormal thickness of the lips
    phimosis
    an abnormal tightness of the foreskin preventing retraction over the glans
    irritation
    (pathology) abnormal sensitivity to stimulation
    retroflection, retroflexion, retroversion
    a turning or tilting backward of an organ or body part
    sequela
    any abnormality following or resulting from a disease or injury or treatment
    squint, strabismus
    abnormal alignment of one or both eyes
    torticollis, wryneck
    an unnatural condition in which the head leans to one side because the neck muscles on that side are contracted
    varix
    abnormally enlarged or twisted blood vessel or lymphatic vessel
    aplasia
    failure of some tissue or organ to develop
    monorchidism, monorchism
    failure of one testes to descend into the scrotum
    deviated nasal septum
    abnormal shift in location of the nasal septum; a common condition causing obstruction of the nasal passages and difficulty in breathing and recurrent nosebleeds
    organic brain syndrome
    mental abnormality resulting from disturbance of the structure or function of the brain
    fibrous dysplasia of bone
    a disturbance in which bone that is undergoing lysis is replaced by an abnormal proliferation of fibrous tissue resulting in bone lesions or skin lesions
    hypertrophy
    abnormal enlargement of a body part or organ
    hyperplasia
    abnormal increase in number of cells
    hypoplasia
    underdevelopment of an organ because of a decrease in the number of cells
    anaplasia
    loss of structural differentiation within a cell or group of cells often with increased capacity for multiplication, as in a malignant tumor
    birth defect, congenital abnormality, congenital anomaly, congenital defect, congenital disorder
    a defect that is present at birth
    chromosomal aberration, chromosomal anomaly, chromosonal disorder, chrosomal abnormality
    any change in the normal structure or number of chromosomes; often results in physical or mental abnormalities
    deflection, warp
    a twist or aberration; especially a perverse or abnormal way of judging or acting
    humpback, hunchback, kyphosis
    an abnormal backward curve to the vertebral column
    hollow-back, lordosis
    an abnormal inward (forward) curvature of the vertebral column
    scoliosis
    an abnormal lateral curve to the vertebral column
    dowager's hump
    abnormal spinal curvature that results when osteoporosis causes the spine to collapse; seen most often in elderly women
    convergent strabismus, cross-eye, crossed eye, esotropia
    strabismus in which one or both eyes turn inward toward the nose
    ateleiosis, ateliosis
    a form of infantilism characterized by physical underdevelopment but normal intelligence
    divergent strabismus, exotropia, walleye
    strabismus in which one or both eyes are directed outward
    varicosity
    varix or varicose condition in which a vein is swollen and tortuous
    type of:
    physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state
    the condition or state of the body or bodily functions
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