Words nearby terat-
WORDS THAT USE TERAT-
What does terat- mean?
Terat- is a combining form used like a prefix meaning “monster.” It is used in some scientific and medical terms, including in pathology, or to indicate something especially unusual or abnormal in size, composition, or appearance.
Terat- comes from the Greek téras, meaning “monster, marvel.” The combining form tera-, as in terabyte, shares the same Greek root, though tera- is used to mean “trillion.” Learn more in our Words That Use article for the form tera-.
What are variants of terat-?
Terat- is a variant of terato-, which loses its -o- when combined with words or word elements beginning with vowels.
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Examples of terat-
An example of a word you may have seen that features terat- is teratoma, “a tumor made up of different types of tissue.”
The first part of the word, terat-, means “monster,” while the form -oma is used to form names of tumors or swellings. Teratoma literally translates to “monster tumor,” that is, an abnormally large tumor.
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How to use terat- in a sentence
Seventh: Chao-phaya-therama-terat, or chroma-wang, governor of the royal palace.