Glossary of Medical Terms

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Not regular; not conforming to a law, method, or usage recognised as the common rule; not according to general form; not conformable to character, to the rules of moral rectitude, or to established principles; not usual; unnatural; immethodical; unsymmetrical; erratic; no straight; not uniform; as, an irregular line; an irregular figure; an irregular verse; an irregular physician; an irregular proceeding; irregular motion; irregular conduct, etc. Cf. Regular. "Mazes intricate, Eccentric, intervolved, yet regular Then most when most irregular they seem." (Milton) "Leading the men of Herefordshire to fight Against the irregular and wild Glendower." (Shak) "A flowery meadow through which a clear stream murmured in much irregular meanders." (Jones) Synonym: Immethodical, unsystematic, emergency, unnatural, anomalous, erratic, devious, crooked, eccentric, unsettled, uneven, variable, changeable, mutable, desultory, disorderly, wild, immoderate, intemperate, inordinate, vicious. Origin: Pref. Ir- not + regular: cf. F. Irregulier. Source: Websters Vocabulary
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