teratism

teratism

[ter-uh-tiz-uhm]
noun
1.
love or worship of the monstrous.
2.
Biology. a monstrosity.

Origin:
1900–05; terat- + -ism

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teratism (ˈtɛrəˌtɪzəm)
 
n
a malformed animal or human, esp in the fetal stage; monster

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teratism ter·a·tism (těr'ə-tĭz'əm)
n.
A congenital malformation or monster.

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