teratology

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ter·a·tol·o·gy

 (tĕr′ə-tŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The biological study of birth defects.

ter′a·to·log′i·cal (-ə-tl-ŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
ter′a·tol′o·gist n.

teratology

(ˌtɛrəˈtɒlədʒɪ)
n
1. (Medicine) the branch of medical science concerned with the development of physical abnormalities during the fetal or early embryonic stage
2. (Biology) the branch of biology that is concerned with the structure, development, etc, of monsters
3. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a collection of tales about mythical or fantastic creatures, monsters, etc
teratologic, ˌteratoˈlogical adj
ˌteraˈtologist n

ter•a•tol•o•gy

(ˌtɛr əˈtɒl ə dʒi)

n.
the science or study of monstrosities or abnormal formations in organisms.
[1670–80]
ter`a•to•log′i•cal (-tlˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl) adj.
ter`a•tol′o•gist, n.

teratology

1. a type of mythmaking or storytelling in which monsters and marvels are featured.
2. a collection of such stories. — teratologist, n. — teratological, adj.
See also: Literature
1. the writing or collecting of fantasies containing monsters and prodigies.
2. Biology. the scientific study of monstrosities or abnormal formations in plants or animals. — teratologist, n. — teratological, adj.
See also: Monsters
Biology. the study of malformations or abnormal growth in animals or vegetables. — teratologist, n.teratological, adj.
See also: Growth
the branch of biology that studies abnormal formations in animals or plants. — teratologist, n. — teratologie, teratological, adj.
See also: Biology

teratology

The branch of biology that deals with the study of monsters or congenital abnormalities.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.teratology - the branch of biology concerned with the development of malformations or serious deviations from the normal type of organism
embryology - the branch of biology that studies the formation and early development of living organisms
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ter·a·tol·o·gy

n. teratología, estudio de malformaciones en el feto.