teratoid

[ ter-uh-toid ]
/ ˈtɛr əˌtɔɪd /

adjective Biology.

resembling a monster.

Nearby words

  1. teratogen,
  2. teratogenesis,
  3. teratogenic,
  4. teratogenicity,
  5. teratogeny,
  6. teratoid tumor,
  7. teratology,
  8. teratoma,
  9. teratophobia,
  10. teratosis

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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Medicine definitions for teratoid

teratoid

[ tĕrə-toid′ ]

adj.

Resembling a teras; grotesquely deformed.

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