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Anomaly

An unusual or unrepeatable event. For example, a stock index inexplicably rising 20% in a week during a bear market may constitute an anomaly.
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These patterns support a strong genetic etiological component for DE, supporting previous observations suggesting that DE is a hereditary developmental anomaly (13).
"Firstly, what is the cause of the developmental anomaly affecting their child or themselves; and secondly, can it be treated or prevented in future pregnancies?
"Firstly, what is the cause of the developmental anomaly affecting their child or themselves, and secondly, can it be treated or prevented in future pregnancies?
"This year's conference focuses on the very real problems faced by people who suffer from a developmental anomaly that can make it difficult for them to integrate with society.
Dental agenesis is the most common developmental anomaly in humans, often presenting a significant clinical problem.
Pelvic digit is an unusual developmental anomaly in which bone develops in soft tissues adjacent to normal skeletal bone (1).
(1) It occurs as the result of a developmental anomaly of the first branchial arch, and it may be associated with other branchial cleft abnormalities.
Clinically it mimicked closely with birth trauma, giant congenital melanocytic nevus, congenital developmental anomaly, incontinentia pigmenti and sclerema neonatorum.
Congenital limb loss is rare and can be caused for many different reasons, including genetic, environmental, chemical such as thalidomide, or through a developmental anomaly such as Amniotic Band Syndrome where the membranes in the womb wrap around limbs and prevent their development.

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