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Medical Term:

defect

Pronunciation: de'fekt

Definition: An imperfection, malformation, dysfunction, or absence; an attribute of quality, in contrast with deficiency, which is an attribute of quantity.

[L. deficio, pp. -fectus, to fail, to lack]

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