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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: ab′er-ant


  1. Differing from the usual or norm; in botany or zoology, used for certain atypical individuals in a species; abnormal.
  2. Wandering off; used to describe certain ducts, vessels, or nerves that deviate from the usual or normal course or pattern.

Synonym(s): deviant1

[L. aberrans]

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