variant of terato- before a vowel: teratoid.
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terat- or terato-
combining form
indicating a monster or something abnormal: teratism; teratoid
[from Greek terat-, teras monster, prodigy]
terato- or terato-
combining form
[from Greek terat-, teras monster, prodigy]

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