Part of speech: noun

A faulty formation.

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Usage examples "malformation":

  1. The cause of the malformation is entirely a mechanical one. - "Royal Highness", Thomas Mann.
  2. And one must almost wish, not that your Royal Highness's second son, but that the heir to the throne were the victim of this small malformation. - "Royal Highness", Thomas Mann.
  3. This case which was owing to a congenital malformation of the urethra, exhibits a dilatation of the canal such as might be produced behind a stricture wherever situated. - "Surgical Anatomy", Joseph Maclise.