Anomaly

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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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On examination, the baby had a very small oral aperture (microstomia), poorly developed lower jaw (mandibular hypoplasia), external ears displaced ventromedially in the neck close to the mid line (synotia) (figure-1).
Phylogenetic analysis of the South African genus Sparaxus (including Synotia) (Iridaceae-Ixiodeae), with two new species and a review of the genus.