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The biological study of birth defects.

ter′a·to·log′i·cal (-ə-tl-ŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
ter′a·tol′o·gist n.
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If it is combined with a reproduction study, assessment of teratological effects may be performed on either the first or second generation, but it is usually performed on the last litter of the generation to maximize exposure to the test agent.
The larva was obtained as a result of a teratological experiment based on the application of temperatures of 14 and 32AdegC changed every 12 h for the first ten days of spider embryogenesis.
Zebrafish embryos as models for embryotoxic and teratological effects of chemicals.
Direct exposed to a source of white light during incubation also may cause a number of teratological effects in chickens such as higher mortality, lower eye weight, and the increase in number and size of the intracytoplasmic lipid droplets of the follicular pinealocytes (Aige-Gil and Murillo-Ferrol, 1992; Archer et al., 2009).
"Corporeal Monstrosities and Teratological Grimaces: Monstrous Spaces in Twenty-First-Century Sci-Fi Japanese Film." AC 26.2 (2015): 153-67.
In teratological studies in rabbits, a standardized extract of C.
Cypermethrin, a pyrethroid induces teratological and biochemical changes in young chick embryos.
described as "undescribable." This is more than sheer teratological exuberance, however: it is an assault on conventional reality.
Histological and histochemical profile of teratological effects in the Anas platyrhynchus L.
The methanol fraction did not induce neurotoxicity or other teratological affects in zebrafish embryos even at 100 g/mL concentration.