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An agent, such as a virus, a drug, or radiation, that causes malformation of an embryo or fetus.
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(Medicine) any substance, organism, or process that causes malformations in a fetus. Teratogens include certain drugs (such as thalidomide), infections (such as German measles), and ionizing radiation
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te•rat•o•gen(təˈræt ə dʒən, -ˌdʒɛn)
a drug or other substance capable of interfering with the development of a fetus, causing birth defects.
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|Noun||1.||teratogen - any agent that interferes with normal embryonic development: alcohol or thalidomide or X-rays or rubella are examples|
thalidomide - a sedative and hypnotic drug; withdrawn from sale after discovered to cause severe birth defects because it inhibits angiogenesis
agent - an active and efficient cause; capable of producing a certain effect; "their research uncovered new disease agents"
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n. teratógeno, agente que causa teratogénesis.
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