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marked deviation from normal. adj., adj anom´alous.
Axenfeld's anomaly a developmental anomaly characterized by a circular opacity of the posterior peripheral cornea, and caused by an irregularly thickened, axially displaced Schwalbe's ring.
congenital anomaly (developmental anomaly) absence, deformity, or excess of body parts as the result of faulty development of the embryo.
Ebstein's anomaly see ebstein's anomaly.
May-Hegglin anomaly a rare dominantly inherited disorder of blood cell morphology, characterized by RNA-containing cytoplasmic inclusions (similar to Döhle bodies) in granulocytes, by large, poorly granulated platelets, and by thrombocytopenia.


Fusion or abnormal approximation of the lobes of the ears in otocephaly.
[syn- + G. ous, ear]


/sy·no·tia/ (sĭ-no´shah) persistence of the ears in their initial fetal position (horizontal, beneath the mandible).


Etymology: Gk, syn + ous, ear
a congenital malformation characterized by the union or approximation of the ears in front of the neck, often accompanied by the absence or defective development of the lower jaw. Compare agnathia. See also otocephaly.


Fusion or abnormal approximation of the lobules (lobes) of the auricles of the external ears in otocephaly.
[syn- + G. ous, ear]


a developmental anomaly with fusion of the ears, or their location near the midventral line in the upper part of the neck.