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Children's Health

Dysmorphic Features

10/02/1996

Question:

What does "dismorphic features" mean with respect to an infant?

Answer:

Dysmorphic features mean abnormal formation of the child. Sometimes this term describes the face and the features might be low set ears, broad flat nose or extra skin folds. This term could be applied to many body parts.

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Response by:

Marcia   Hern, RN, EdD Marcia Hern, RN, EdD
Formerly:
College of Nursing
University of Cincinnati