teratism


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ter·a·tism

 (tĕr′ə-tĭz′əm)
n.
A congenital malformation or anomaly.

teratism

(ˈtɛrəˌtɪzəm)
n
(Pathology) a malformed animal or human, esp in the fetal stage; monster

teratism

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.