Definitions

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

  • adjective Of, relating to, or causing malformations of an embryo or fetus.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Producing monsters; of or pertaining to teratogeny.

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  • adjective teratology Of, relating to, malformations or defects to an embryo or foetus.
  • adjective teratology Causing malformations or defects to an embryo or foetus.
  • noun A teratogenic agent.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of or relating to substances or agents that can interfere with normal embryonic development

Etymologies

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terato- + -genic

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  • "causing the formation of monsters," 1879, from teratogeny (1857), from comb. form of Greek teras (genitive teratos) "marvel, monster" + -genic, producing, forming

    – online etymology dictionary

    February 20, 2013