From the French term maldéveloppement, introduced as a human and social development term in France in the 1990s, to replace the words malformation or développement anormal. The word is a neologism broken down as mal- (“ill") +"Ž development.
Maldevelopment Sentence Examples
Chronic hypoxaemia appears to be a major cause of maldevelopment of the cortical neuron dendrites and axonal bed.
The authors conclude that familial perisylvian polymicrogyria seems to be genetically heterogeneous, and is an as yet undescribed syndrome of cortical maldevelopment.