birth defect

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n birth defect a defect that is present at birth
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Usage

In literature:

Recently Dittel reported unilateral defect in the diaphragm of an infant that died soon after birth.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
In his case, again, the noble birth of the mother atoned for the defects of the paternal origin.
"History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 5 (of 12)" by G. Maspero
Defect, and order of birth, 123-126.
"The Social Direction of Evolution" by William E. Kellicott
Birth defects and behavioral problems also may result.
"What Works: Schools Without Drugs" by United States Department of Education
Atavism; alcoholism and its pathological consequences; defective birth; deformity; Paludism; then nervous disorders!
"Roumanian Stories" by Various
He is striving hard to overcome the defects of his birth.
"Upsidonia" by Archibald Marshall
In 1537, John Lesley obtained a dispensation, notwithstanding the defect of his birth, to become a clergyman.
"The Works of John Knox, Volume 2 (of 6)" by John Knox
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In poetry:

FLORUS. Not seeing
Any graver defect of manner,
Than what in his birth and breeding
Rank may cover with its mantle,
But not so . . . .
"The Wonder-Working Magician - Act II" by Denis Florence MacCarthy

In news:

ROY — A poker ride to raise funds for Mario Seward, 3, who was born with multiple birth defects, including cerebral palsy, and needs surgery, will be held Saturday.
The prominently displayed dedication in your June 20 photo " Reichstag Under Wraps" gives a flash of insight into one of the birth defects of democracy in Germany.
Selenium levels higher than those that caused birth defects earlier this year in birds at the Kesterson National Wildlife Refuge have been found in the Grassland Water District, California's largest remaining waterfowl wintering area.
There is a birth defect called Spina Bifida.
Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes and treatment of this serious birth defect.
This condition is a birth defect that involves incomplete development of the spinal cord, often resulting in paralysis of a student's lower extremities.
Folic Acid and Spina Bifida Susan Dentzer looks at one of the simplest medical interventions: how folic acid can prevent a wide range of birth defects.
Federal officials are fining the operator of the largest toxic waste dump in the West nearly $10,000 for improper disposal near a community known for a rash of birth defects.
The hope is that they would mate with the wild females already in the Keys, passing along a birth defect that kills their offspring before they can reach maturity.
Facebook photos posted by Heather and Patrick Walker of their family, and their late son Grayson, who was born with a rare neural tube birth defect.
After her mother is in car accident, child born with birth defects.
Free-roaming cats are decimating bird populations, attracting predators and carrying diseases that can cause birth defects and serious health problems in humans, he said.
Depleted Uranium to Blame for Iraqi Birth Defects.
Mother's blood shows birth defects in fetal DNA.
The ability to find genetic problems before birth is undergoing a revolution that could expand prenatal testing while reducing the number of babies born with serious defects.
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