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  • n. The development of congenital malformations.

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  • n. The production of monsters.

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  • n. the development of defects in an embryo


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From terato- + -genesis.


  • If the mutation occurs in a somatic cell, it can cause altered cell growth (e.g., cancer) or cell death (e.g., teratogenesis) in the exposed person.


  • Ethanol teratogenesis in the zebrafish, Danio rerio.

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  • Since peak blood alcohol levels (BALs) reached per drinking episode are a crucial factor in FAS (Abel, 1999), the ‘average drinks’ measure distorts the relationship between alcohol and teratogenesis and muddies our perceptions of risky drinking.

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  • Essays on teratogenesis, with reference to batrachians, have been offered by Lombardini; and by Lereboullet and Knoch with reference to fishes.

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  • Drinking alcohol during pregnancy can lead to teratogenesis, the development of embryonic defects.


  • We chose to explore whether miRNA-34a/b/c, miRNA-125b and miRNA-155 may play a role in teratogenesis by using p53+/- pregnant mice treated with cyclophosphamide (CP) as a model.

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  • The analysis of correlations between the expression pattern of the tested miRNAs and CP induced limb phenotypes implies that miRNAs regulating apoptosis may differ from each other with respect to their functional role in teratogenesis: some miRNAs act to protect embryos, whereas other miRNAs boost a teratogen-induced process of maldevelopment to induce embryonic death.

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  • There were no vaccine-related fetal malformations or other evidence of teratogenesis noted in this study.

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  • Downing and his colleagues looked at alcohol teratogenesis in five inbred strains of mice:

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  • In contrast, 129 mice showed no teratogenesis, while the remaining three strains showed varying degrees of teratogenesis.

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