teratogenicity

teratogenesis

[tuh-rat-uh-jen-uh-sis, ter-uh-tuh-]
noun Biology.
the production or induction of malformations or monstrosities, especially of a developing embryo or fetus.
Also called teratogeny [ter-uh-toj-uh-nee] , teratogenicity [tuh-rat-oh-juh-nis-i-tee, ter-uh-toh-] .


Origin:
1900–05; terato- + -genesis

teratogenetic [tuh-rat-oh-juh-net-ik, ter-uh-toh-] , adjective
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teratogen (ˈtɛrətədʒən, tɪˈrætə-)
 
n
any substance, organism, or process that causes malformations in a fetus. Teratogens include certain drugs (such as thalidomide), infections (such as German measles), and ionizing radiation
 
terato'genic
 
adj
 
terato'genicist
 
n
 
teratoge'nicity
 
n

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

teratogenicity ter·a·to·ge·nic·i·ty (těr'ə-tō-jə-nĭs'ĭ-tē)
n.
The capability of producing fetal malformation.

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