|1.||the branch of medical science concerned with the development of physical abnormalities during the fetal or early embryonic stage|
|2.||the branch of biology that is concerned with the structure, development, etc, of monsters|
|3.||a collection of tales about mythical or fantastic creatures, monsters, etc|
teratology ter·a·tol·o·gy (těr'ə-tŏl'ə-jē)
The biological study of malformations and monstrosities.
|teratology (těr'ə-tŏl'ə-jē) Pronunciation Key
The scientific study of birth defects.