Teratism - definition of teratism by The Free Dictionary
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A congenital malformation or anomaly.
(Pathology) a malformed animal or human, esp in the fetal stage; monster
a love of monsters or marvels. Also called teratosis.See also: Monsters
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Residence under an airport landing pattern as a factor in teratism
The limited number of model organisms combined with limited diversity represented within each model system means that neither species-level diversity nor naturally occurring teratisms
can be investigated.