the science or study of monstrosities or abnormal formations in organisms.
the branch of medical science concerned with the development of physical abnormalities during the fetal or early embryonic stage
the branch of biology that is concerned with the structure, development, etc, of monsters
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.
ter’a·to·log’ic (-tl-ŏj’ĭk) adj.
The scientific study of birth defects.
noun, plural teratomas, teratomata [ter-uh-toh-muh-tuh] /ˌtɛr əˈtoʊ mə tə/ (Show IPA). Pathology. 1. a tumor made up of different types of tissue. noun (pl) -mata (-mətə), -mas 1. a tumour or group of tumours composed of tissue foreign to the site of growth teratoma ter·a·to·ma (těr’ə-tō’mə) n. pl. ter·a·to·mas or ter·a·to·ma·ta (-mə-tə) A tumor consisting […]
/ˌtɛrətəʊˈfəʊbɪə/ noun 1. (psychiatry) fear of giving birth to a monster noun a fear of monsters; a fear of having a deformed child Word Origin Greek teras ‘monster’
noun, Biology. 1. teratism (def 2). teratosis ter·a·to·sis (těr’ə-tō’sĭs) n. Teratism.
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/teɪ ˈrəʊpɑːˌrɑːhɑː/ noun 1. ?1768–1849, Māori warrior chief, head of the Ngāti Toa tribe and signatory to the Treaty of Waitangi; noted for his cunning and his prowess in battle, he is also credited with composing “Ka Mate”, the All Blacks’ usual pre-match haka