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[tuh-rat-uh-jen-uh-sis, ter-uh-tuh-] /təˌræt əˈdʒɛn ə sɪs, ˈtɛr ə tə-/
noun, Biology.
the production or induction of malformations or monstrosities, especially of a developing embryo or fetus.

teratogeny ter·a·tog·e·ny (těr’ə-tŏj’ə-nē)
See teratogenesis.

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


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