Saturday, October 27, 2012
Definitions for teratoid
- Resembling a monster.
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Citations for teratoid
They wandered, amazed, through street after street of these teratoid villas and they concluded that the architecture of Knokke-le-Zoute was unique and far more disrespectful to the eye than that of any other maritime settlement they had ever seen, worse, by far, than Brighton or Atlantic City.
Later she rechecked the engraving and was appalled to see that Lincoln had lain on what appeared to be a teratoid, golden oak, four-poster bed.
Origin of teratoid
Teratoid was coined in the 1870s. The root terat- is a Greek combining form that means "indicating a monster."