[tuh-rat-uh-jen-uh-sis, ter-uh-tuh-]

Origin of teratogenesis

First recorded in 1900–05; terato- + -genesis
Also called ter·a·tog·e·ny [ter-uh-toj-uh-nee] /ˌtɛr əˈtɒdʒ ə ni/, te·rat·o·ge·nic·i·ty [tuh-rat-oh-juh-nis-i-tee, ter-uh-toh-] /təˌræt oʊ dʒəˈnɪs ɪ ti, ˌtɛr ə toʊ-/.
Related formste·rat·o·ge·net·ic [tuh-rat-oh-juh-net-ik, ter-uh-toh-] /təˌræt oʊ dʒəˈnɛt ɪk, ˌtɛr ə toʊ-/, adjective
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teratogenesis in Medicine


  1. Development of malformed organisms or growths.teratogeny
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