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teratism

[ter-uh-tiz-uh m]
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noun
  1. love or worship of the monstrous.
  2. Biology. a monstrosity.
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Origin of teratism

First recorded in 1900–05; terat- + -ism
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British Dictionary definitions for teratism

teratism

noun
  1. a malformed animal or human, esp in the fetal stage; monster
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teratism in Medicine

teratism

(tĕrə-tĭz′əm)
n.
  1. A congenital malformation or monster.
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