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teratogenesis

[tuh-rat-uh-jen-uh-sis, ter-uh-tuh-] /təˌræt əˈdʒɛn ə sɪs, ˈtɛr ə tə-/
noun, Biology
1.
the production or induction of malformations or monstrosities, especially of a developing embryo or fetus.
Also called teratogeny
[ter-uh-toj-uh-nee] /ˌtɛr əˈtɒdʒ ə ni/ (Show IPA),
teratogenicity
[tuh-rat-oh-juh-nis-i-tee, ter-uh-toh-] /təˌræt oʊ dʒəˈnɪs ɪ ti, ˌtɛr ə toʊ-/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; terato- + -genesis
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teratogenetic
[tuh-rat-oh-juh-net-ik, ter-uh-toh-] /təˌræt oʊ dʒəˈnɛt ɪk, ˌtɛr ə toʊ-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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teratogenetic in Medicine

teratogenesis ter·a·to·gen·e·sis (těr'ə-tə-jěn'ĭ-sĭs)
n.
Development of malformed organisms or growths. Also called teratogeny.

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