Definition of Aberrant

1. Noun. One whose behavior departs substantially from the norm of a group.

Generic synonyms: Anomaly, Unusual Person
Derivative terms: Aberrate

2. Adjective. Markedly different from an accepted norm. "Deviant ideas"

Definition of Aberrant

1. a. Wandering; straying from the right way.

Definition of Aberrant

1. Adjective. Differing from the norm, from the expected type; deviating from morality; straying from the right way; abnormal, anomalous. ¹

2. Adjective. (biology) Deviating from the ordinary or natural type; exceptional; abnormal. ¹

3. Noun. A person or object that deviates from what is normal in his group. ¹

4. Noun. (context: biology) A group, individual, or structure that deviates from the usual or natural type, especially with an atypical chromosone number. ¹

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Definition of Aberrant

1. a deviant [n -S] - See also: deviant

Medical Definition of Aberrant

1. Wandering or deviating from the usual or normal course. Origin: L. Aberrans (18 Nov 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aberrant

aberic acid
aberrant (current term)
aberrant artery
aberrant bile ducts
aberrant bundles
aberrant complex
aberrant ducts
aberrant ductules
aberrant ganglion
aberrant goiter
aberrant haemoglobin
aberrant regeneration
aberrant ventricular conduction

Literary usage of Aberrant

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1907)
"It is a map giving index forms of differential erosion and cliff recession, and brings out the fact that the aberrant character of the Yosemite topography ..."

2. Medical gynecology by Samuel Wyllis Bandler (1914)
"aberrant BASEDOWS DISEASE; HYPERTHYROIDISM Among the symptoms of Basedow's disease are: tachycardia, palpitation, nervousness, weakness of the lower ..."

3. Diseases of the Thyroid Gland by Arthur Emanuel Hertzler, Victor Ernest Chesky (1922)
"aberrant Goiters Owing to the failure of the thyroglossal duct to become atrophic or to the ... Diagram showing the possibilities in aberrant goiters. ..."

4. Geology by Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, Rollin D. Salisbury (1906)
"The aberrant tendency of the trilobites. — The trilobites di~ tinguished the epoch by their notable tendency to sport, a tendenc which reached its climax ..."

5. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1907)
"CHAUVEAU (Arch, internal, de laryng., d'otol., et de rhin., November and December, 1900) reports and pictures an aberrant hypertrophied tonsil behind the ..."

6. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1886)
"Arrested and aberrant Development of Fissures and Gyres—Importance of the Study of the Comparative Anatomy of the Brain—Some Points from the Brains of the ..."

7. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1886)
"Arrested and aberrant Development of Fissures and Gyres—Importance of the Study of the Comparative Anatomy of the Brain—Some Points from the Brains of the ..."

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