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- adj. Of or relating to teratology.
- adj. Of abnormal growth or structure of a fetus or embryo.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to teratology.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to teratology.
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But then all sorts of seemingly sudden variations are occasionally designated by the same term by one writer or another, and even accidental anomalies, such as teratological ascidia, are often said to arise by sports.
Doctor too ordinary for teratological servicing pro.
In the interest of coming generations I suggest that the parts affected should be preserved in spirits of wine in the national teratological museum.
The savages bestrode them easily, just over the beasts 'middle pelvis, high-stirruped but without reins, and indeed far too far from the slashing, screaming heads to make reins even possible-rode so easily that in silhouette, savage and beast flowed into one teratological myth, like Siamese-twin centaurs.
He saw the relation of teratological to foetal structure, for he affirmed that "malformations are only persistent foetal conditions" (p. 492).
His teratological work is important, and is chiefly contained in the second volume of the _Philosophie anatomique_.
This is the first degree of an artist of teratological development, which, since the middle ages, has become very marked in certain subjects, and has given rise to a variety in which this defect has become hereditary.
But many of these breeds are also the result of accident, or rather of modifications of certain parts of the organism -- of a sort of rachitic or teratological degeneration which has become hereditary and has been due to domestication; for it is proved that the dog is the most anciently domesticated animal, and that its submission to man dates back to more than five thousand years.
Phyllotaxis, which need not be entered into fully here; but in order the better to estimate the teratological changes which take place, it may be well to allude to the following circumstances relating to the alternation of parts.
Excrescences of this kind often attain a very large size, and may be seen on old elms and other trees, but, as their formation is probably more pathological than teratological, no further notice of these structures need here be given.