- psychiatry a defense mechanism that helps to repress or disguise unacceptable thoughts.
- dentistry permanent deformation of the impression material after the registration of an imprint.
- A twisting out of normal shape or form.
- ophthalmology unequal magnification over a field of view.
[L. distortio, fr. dis-torqueo, to wrench apart]
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