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teratism

[ ter-uh-tiz-uhm ]
/ ˈtɛr əˌtɪz əm /
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noun
love or worship of the monstrous.
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
/ (ˈtɛrəˌtɪzəm) /

noun
a malformed animal or human, esp in the fetal stage; monster
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