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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
Translations

ter·a·tol·o·gy

n. teratología, estudio de malformaciones en el feto.
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Teratologic studies of carbaryl, diazinon, norea, disulfiram, and thiram in small laboratory animals.
Teratologic cases on Fissurellidae have not been particularly well documented, and only two previous cases came to our attention, both on Fissurella (Carpenter, 1857; Mienis, 2002), but neither of them from the South Pacific Ocean.
Reproductive age women with bipolar disorder have for decades been caught between a teratologic rock and a clinical hard place.
Syndactyly in dogs can be complicated: in a family of Australian Shepherd dogs a multiple inherited teratologic syndrome that was lethal to males has been reported [7].
Teratologic potential of 2-methoxyethanol and transplacental distribution of its metabolite 2-methoxyacetic acid, in non-human primates.
[9.] Schoenig GP, Neeper-Bradley TL, Fisher LC, Hartnagel RE., Jr Teratologic evaluations of N,Ndiethyl-m-toluamide (DEET) in rats and rabbits.
Exclusion criteria were previous surgery on the involved hip, children less than 1.5 years of age, and teratologic or neuromuscular hip dysplasia with difficult walking ability.
Children who had previously undergone a failed surgery or having paralytic teratologic pathological traumatic dislocations and a follow-up duration of less than a year were excluded from the study.
(4) Other causes of morbidity include cervical instability leading to myelopathy, hearing loss, upper respiratory obstruction secondary to laryngo-tracheal dysfunction and functional impairments resulting from degenerative joint deformity, especially teratologic hip dislocations which may be bilateral.
Nevertheless these findings suggest that such an interaction is a real possibility, and the consequences for the teratologic effects of the drugs are likely to be significant.
Because impaired neural crest (NC) function is one of the known causes for teratologic effects, testing of toxicant effects on NC cells is desirable for a DT test battery.