deformation

deformation (de-for-ma´shun)

1. Deviation of form from the normal; specifically, an alteration in shape and/or structure of a previously normally formed part. It occurs after organogenesis and often involves the musculoskeletal system (e.g., clubfoot). 2. deformity 3. In rheology, the change in the physical shape of a mass by applied stress. [L. de-formo, pp. -atus, to deform, fr. forma, form]

 

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