Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An agent, such as a virus, a drug, or radiation, that causes malformation of an embryo or fetus.

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  • noun teratology Any agent or substance which can cause malformation of an embryo or birth defects.

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  • noun any agent that interferes with normal embryonic development: alcohol or thalidomide or X-rays or rubella are examples

Etymologies

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From terato- + -gen

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