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 Dictionary entry overview: What does abnormal condition mean? 

  The noun ABNORMAL CONDITION has 1 sense:

1. an abnormal condition

  Familiarity information: ABNORMAL CONDITION used as a noun is very rare.

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An abnormal condition

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Nouns denoting stable states of affairs


abnormal condition; abnormalcy; abnormality

Hypernyms ("abnormal condition" is a kind of...):

condition; status (a state at a particular time)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "abnormal condition"):

varix (abnormally enlarged or twisted blood vessel or lymphatic vessel)

spinal curvature (an abnormal curvature of the vertebral column)

cyclopia (a developmental abnormality in which there is only one eye)

aberrance; aberrancy; aberration; deviance (a state or condition markedly different from the norm)

arrested development; fixation; infantile fixation; regression (an abnormal state in which development has stopped prematurely)

atypicality; untypicality (any state that is not typical)

progeria (a rare abnormality marked by premature aging (grey hair and wrinkled skin and stooped posture) in a child)

abrachia (the condition of having no arms)

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)

dysplasia (abnormal development (of organs or cells) or an abnormal structure resulting from such growth)

palmature (an abnormality in which the fingers are webbed)

nanophthalmos (condition in which both eyes are abnormally small but otherwise normal)

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))

torticollis; wryneck (an unnatural condition in which the head leans to one side because the neck muscles on that side are contracted)

squint; strabismus (abnormal alignment of one or both eyes)

sequela (any abnormality following or resulting from a disease or injury or treatment)

retroflection; retroflexion; retroversion (a turning or tilting backward of an organ or body part)

irritation ((pathology) abnormal sensitivity to stimulation)

phimosis (an abnormal tightness of the foreskin preventing retraction over the glans)

pachycheilia (an abnormal thickness of the lips)

microcephalus; microcephaly; nanocephaly (an abnormally small head and underdeveloped brain)

microbrachia (abnormally small arms)

macrocephaly; megacephaly; megalocephaly (an abnormally large head; differs from hydrocephalus because there is no increased intracranial pressure and the overgrowth is symmetrical)

infantilism (an abnormal condition in which an older child or adult retains infantile characteristics)

mental abnormality (any abnormality of mental function)

lagophthalmos (abnormal condition in which an eye cannot close completely)

cryptorchidism; cryptorchidy; cryptorchism (failure of one or both testes to move into the scrotum as the male fetus develops)

brachydactylia; brachydactyly (abnormal shortness of fingers and toes)

atresia (an abnormal condition in which a normal opening or tube in the body (as the urethra) is closed or absent)

asynclitism; obliquity (the presentation during labor of the head of the fetus at an abnormal angle)

anorchia; anorchidism; anorchism (absence of one of both testes)

aneuploidy (an abnormality involving a chromosome number that is not an exact multiple of the haploid number (one chromosome set is incomplete))

amastia (absence of the mammary glands (either through surgery or developmental defect))

acromphalus (abnormal protrusion of the navel; sometimes the start of umbilical hernia)

acromicria; acromikria (abnormally small extremities (underdeveloped fingers and toes))

acorea (absence of the pupil in an eye)

acephalia; acephalism; acephaly (absence of the head (as in the development of some monsters))

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)

hypospadias (an abnormal condition in males in which the urethra opens on the under surface of the penis)

hypervitaminosis (an abnormal condition resulting from taking vitamins excessively; can be serious for vitamins A or D or K)

hydramnios (an abnormality of pregnancy; accumulation of excess amniotic fluid)

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)

macrencephaly (an abnormally large braincase)

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))

heterotaxy; transposition (any abnormal position of the organs of the body)

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))

hepatomegaly; megalohepatia (abnormal enlargement of the liver)

fetal distress; foetal distress (an abnormal condition of a fetus; usually discovered during pregnancy and characterized by an abnormal heart rhythm)

erethism (an abnormally high degree of irritability or sensitivity to stimulation of an organ or body part)

acardia (congenital absence of the heart (as in the development of some monsters))

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