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anomaly

 [ah-nom´ah-le]
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.

a·nom·a·ly

(ă-nom'ă-lē),
A birth defect caused by a structural abnormality or a marked deviation from the average or norm; anything that is structurally unusual or irregular or contrary to a general rule for example, a congenital defect. There are four clinically significant types of anomaly: malformation, disruption, deformation, and dysplasia.
[G. anōmalia, irregularity]

anomaly

An abnormal thing; a marked deviation from the norm or a standard, especially due to a congenital (birth or hereditary) defect.

anomaly

An abnormal thing Pediatrics A marked deviation from the norm or a standard, especially due to a congenital–birth or hereditary defect. See Alder-Reilly anomaly, May-Hegglin anomaly, Pelger-Huët anomaly, Pseudo-Chediak-Higashi anomaly, Pseudo-Pelger-Huët anomaly.

a·nom·a·ly

(ă-nom'ă-lē)
A birth defect caused by a structural abnormality or a marked deviation from the average or normal standard; anything that is structurally unusual, irregular, or contrary to a general rule, especially a congenital defect.
[G. anōmalia, irregularity]

anomaly

Anything differing from the normal.

a·nom·a·ly

(ă-nom'ă-lē)
Birth defect caused by structural abnormality or marked deviation from the average or norm; anything structurally unusual or irregular or contrary to a general rule e.g., a congenital defect.
[G. anōmalia, irregularity]

Patient discussion about anomaly

Q. Is it a birth defect in children? I know about the causes of autism. Is it a birth defect in children?

A. it's not an easy answer i'm afraid...there are congenital differences, but no "birth defect" that we can detect. there's a good pdf file that gives a full explanation about it...i think you'll find it useful:
http://209.85.129.132/search?q=cache:U7PHTfTAZhYJ:www.nichd.nih.gov/publications/pubs/upload/autism_overview_2005.pdf+http://www.nichd.nih.gov/publications/pubs/upload/autism_overview_2005.pdf&hl=iw&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=il

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It is seen from (4) that the magnetic anomaly can be regarded as the projection of [B.sub.A] on [B.sub.E].
Magnetic anomaly induced by the wake of a ship model moving at U = 10m/s.
Later on, the magnetic anomaly intensity is not definitely proportional to variations of the vertical gradient, as only absolute values are concerned.
The Paldiski-Pskov zone is an outstanding super-regional discontinuity within the Svecofennian Domain, well observable on geophysical maps and dividing the gravity and magnetic anomaly maps into two distinct anomaly patterns.
That spot is near the edge of a gravitational and magnetic anomaly that many scientists interpret as a long-buried, 180-km-wide pockmark--the Chicxulub crater--that resulted from a space rock's hit.
The western most positive magnetic anomaly in the line Stare Mesto Belt is manifested by near-surface sources of the magnetic amphibolites and ultrabasic rocks.
Each airship had an ASG-type radar with a 90-mile detection radius, Loran long-range navigations systems, and underwater search equipment, such as sonobuoys and MAD (magnetic anomaly detection) gear.
In 1942, 122 B-l8As were modified with SCR-5180A radar and MAD (magnetic anomaly detection gear) for the sub-hunting role.
Six months after the eruption, in late 1993, we used the submersible Alvin to carry out an initial survey of the new floor and found that the new lava flow did indeed have a strong magnetic anomaly associated with it and that the anomaly could be directly attributed to the new lava.
Assay results have been received for the first four holes diamond holes, totalling approximately 570 metres drilled at Main Gossan, targeting a prominent ground magnetic anomaly and the historically reported copper mineralisation.