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teratogenesis

[ tuh-rat-uh-jen-uh-sis, ter-uh-tuh- ]
/ t蓹藢r忙t 蓹藞d蕭蓻n 蓹 s瑟s, 藞t蓻r 蓹 t蓹- /
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noun Biology.
the production or induction of malformations or monstrosities, especially of a developing embryo or fetus.
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Also called ter路a路tog路e路ny [ter-uh-toj-uh-nee], /藢t蓻r 蓹藞t蓲d蕭 蓹 ni/, te路rat路o路ge路nic路i路ty [tuh-rat-oh-juh-nis-i-tee, ter-uh-toh-]. /t蓹藢r忙t o蕣 d蕭蓹藞n瑟s 瑟 ti, 藢t蓻r 蓹 to蕣-/.

Origin of teratogenesis

First recorded in1900鈥05; terato- + -genesis

OTHER WORDS FROM teratogenesis

te路rat路o路ge路net路ic [tuh-rat-oh-juh-net-ik, ter-uh-toh-], /t蓹藢r忙t o蕣 d蕭蓹藞n蓻t 瑟k, 藢t蓻r 蓹 to蕣-/, adjective

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