Definition of Minor anomaly
Minor anomaly: An unusual anatomic feature that is of no serious medical or cosmetic consequence to the patient. A minor anomaly of the feet might, for example, be curvature of the second toe so it overlaps the third toe a little.
A major anomaly, by contrast, might be a cleft lip and palate, a birth defect of serious medical and cosmetic consequence to the child.Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012