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The genetic material can grow quickly, but are typically riddled with errors or defects.

Advanced maternal age dramatically increases the risk of maternal mortality as well as birth defects like Down Syndrome.

But the F-35 has been plagued with massive delays and cost overruns—mostly due to design defects and software issues.

For example, studies cited in the report have shown a higher incidence of birth defects for people living near drill sites.

The former pediatrician was also instrumental in protecting the rights of children born with birth defects and the handicapped.

Nor are these defects compensated by any high degree of merit in the delineation of the characters.

He must keep a reasonably careful lookout for other travelers in order to avoid collision; also for defects in the highway.

Individual pallet chests are cheaper to make and they have none of the defects named above.

Never by word or action notice the defects of another; be charitable, for all need charity.

But in spite of these talents the Marshal's actual record as a soldier is spoiled by his defects of character.


On this page you'll find 121 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to defects, such as: fault, flaw, lack, glitch, weakness, and crack.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.