anomalo-, anomal-

(Greek: irregular, uneven; abnormal)

anomalad (s) (noun), anomalads (pl)
A pattern of development initiated by a single structural defect which subsequently leads to associated secondary defects.
anomaliped, anomalipod (s) (noun); anomalipeds, anomalipods (pl)
One of a group of perching birds that have the middle toe, more or less, united to the outer and inner toes: One example of an anomaliped bird is the kingfisher.

Anomaliipods is another term for those birds whose middle toe is connected to the exterior toes by three bones, and to the interior toe by just one bone.

anomalism (s) (noun), anomalisms (pl)
1. A deviation or departure from the normal rule, order, or form.
2. Someone or something that is peculiar, irregular, abnormal, or difficult to classify.
anomalist (s) (noun), anomalists (pl)
Someone who has a special interest in exceptional issues or peculiar situations.
A reference which is descriptive of a deviation or departure from the normal or common order, form, or rule.
1. Partial color blindness in which both red and green are poorly recognized.
2. A form of color blindness where reds and greens look much the same.
1. An instrument used to diagnose abnormalities of color perception in which one-half of a field of color is matched by mixing two other colors.
2. The instrument used in testing for anomalies of color vision by having the subject match mixed spectral lines.
The abnormality of nutrition.
anomalous (adjective), more anomalous, most anomalous
1. Relating to the deviations from the normal rule, method, or arrangement; irregular, abnormal: When on vacation in the tropics, Doreen's brother watched in amazement as an anomalous species of fish crawled out of the water and along the ground over to a different pond.
2. Irregular; marked by deviation from the natural order and is applied particularly to congenital and hereditary defects: Dr. Celia was puzzled by the anomalous condition of Grover’s heart and wanted to discuss his health history and those of his other family members.
Peculiar and very strange.
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Odd, unusual.
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anomalous beat
A heart beat abnormally conducted in the ventricles.
anomalous pulmonary venoius drainage
Drainage of one or more of the pulmonary veins into a structure other than the left atrium (usually the right atrium or the superior vena cava).
1. Deviation from the normal or common order or form or rule.
2. Inconsistent with or deviating from what is usual, normal, or expected; irregular, unusual.
3. Of uncertain nature or classification and so, marked by incongruity or contradiction.
anomaly (s) (noun), anomalies (pl)
1. Deviation or departure from the normal or common order, form, or rule.
2. Anything that is peculiar, strange, irregular, abnormal, or difficult to classify.
3. In astronomy, the angle in a planet's orbit or the angle between a planet's position, the sun, and the point in the planet's orbit when it is closest to the sun; or the angular deviation, as observed from the sun, of a planet from its perihelion.
4. An odd, peculiar, or strange condition, situation, quality, etc. and an incongruity or inconsistency.
5. People or things that are different from what is usual, or not in agreement with something else and therefore not satisfactory: "The government's statistical anomalies can make it difficult to compare economic data from one year to the next."
6. Abnormalities or deviations: "Anomalies is a word among computer people when complex systems produce outputs that are inexplicable or unexplainable."
7. Etymology: from Latin anomalia, from Greek anomalia, noun of quality from anomalos, "uneven, irregular"; from an-, "not" + homalos, "even", from homos, "same".
Irregularity from what is considered to be normal.
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anomaly finder
A device for measuring abnormalities in seismic, gravitational, magnetic, and other factors; used in locating underwater deposits.
color anomalopia
Partial loss of color discrimination.