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teratoid

[ ter-uh-toid ]
/ ˈtɛr əˌtɔɪd /
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adjective Biology.
resembling a monster.
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Origin of teratoid

First recorded in 1875–80; terat- + -oid
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British Dictionary definitions for teratoid

teratoid
/ (ˈtɛrəˌtɔɪd) /

adjective
biology resembling a monster
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Medical definitions for teratoid

teratoid
[ tĕrə-toid′ ]

adj.
Resembling a teras; grotesquely deformed.
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