terato-


a combining form meaning “monster,” used in the formation of compound words: teratology.

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Also especially before a vowel, terat-.

Origin of terato-

<Greek terat- (stem of téras) monster, marvel + -o-
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Medical definitions for terato-

terato-

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Teras:teratogen.
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