Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Congenital malformation: teratogenic.
  • Malignancy: teratoma.

Etymologies

Greek, from teras, terat-, portent, monster; see kwer- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • "Magna's policy is to comply with all applicable laws, including antitrust and competition laws, and we are fully cooperating with the DOJ," the Aurora, Ontario-based company said in a release on Thursday.

    U.S. Probes Machine Tool Business

  • Developers say Waterloo, Ontario-based RIM can ill afford to lose people like Mr. Kirkup, a well-regarded executive who had worked at the company for a decade, since graduating from the University of Waterloo in 2001.

    Popular RIM Veteran Announces Resignation on His Blog

  • Ontario-based Valeant made the approach within the past two weeks, according to the people.

    Valeant Eyes Meda Drug Deal

  • In 1971, their Ontario-based stomping ground dropped its drinking age to 18, allowing the musically-blooming minors access to “drinking crowds,” described by the band as having a different, heavier vibe.

    Current Movie Reviews, Independent Movies - Film Threat

  • The Waterloo, Ontario-based firm unveiled its upcoming iPad competitor, called the PlayBook, at an event Monday afternoon in San Francisco.

    RIM announces PlayBook tablet

  • More Deal Journal: Investors Still Love Deal Makers Shares of Ontario-based Valeant, with a market capitalization of around $11.3 billion, have also lost ground recently.

    Valeant Contacts Medicis on a Deal

  • Aurora, Ontario-based Magna reported earnings of $102 million, or 42 cents a share, in its latest quarter, down from $266 million, or $1.14 a year earlier.

    Magna Profit Falls on Charges

  • The auction, part of Ontario-based Nortel's bankruptcy process in Delaware and Canada, is set to take place on June 20 and has sent ripples through the technology sector.

    U.S. Clears Google Bid on Nortel Patents

  • Mississauga, Ontario-based Valeant has said it plans to pay for the deal entirely with debt, and has a commitment letter from adviser Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

    Valeant $5.7 Billion Bid Is Rejected by Cephalon

  • Mr. Wallace's departure comes amid a time of turmoil for Waterloo, Ontario-based RIM.

    RIM Marketer Joins a Rival

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