teratologist

teratology

[ter-uh-tol-uh-jee]
noun Biology.
the science or study of monstrosities or abnormal formations in organisms.

Origin:
1670–80; terato- + -logy

teratological [ter-uh-tl-oj-i-kuhl] , adjective
teratologist, noun
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teratology (ˌtɛrəˈtɒlədʒɪ)
 
n
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
 
teratologic
 
adj
 
terato'logical
 
adj
 
tera'tologist
 
n

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teratology
"study of marvels and monsters," 1678, from comb. form of Gk. teras (gen. teratos) "marvel, monster" + -logy.
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teratology ter·a·tol·o·gy (těr'ə-tŏl'ə-jē)
n.
The biological study of malformations and monstrosities.


ter'a·to·log'ic (-tl-ŏj'ĭk) adj.
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teratology   (těr'ə-tŏl'ə-jē)  Pronunciation Key 
The scientific study of birth defects.
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