Teratogenic



noun, Biology.
1.
a drug or other substance capable of interfering with the development of a fetus, causing birth defects.
noun
1.
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

teratogenic ter·a·to·gen·ic (těr’ə-tə-jěn’ĭk)
adj.
Of, relating to, or causing malformations of an embryo or a fetus.

teratogen te·rat·o·gen (tə-rāt’ə-jən, těr’ə-tə-)
n.
An agent, such as a virus, a drug, or radiation, that causes malformation of an embryo or a fetus.
teratogen
(tə-rāt’ə-jən, těr’ə-tə-)
An agent, such as a virus, a drug, or radiation, that can cause malformations in an embryo or fetus.

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