teratology


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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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She is also director of MotherToBaby California, a past president of the Organization of Teratology Information Specialists, and past president of the Teratology Society.
Rogers, PhD, said at the annual meeting of the Teratology Society.
DENVER -- The experience gleaned at ground zero of the Brazilian Zika virus epidemic drives home a clinical imperative: Every neonate whose pregnant mother has presumed or confirmed Zika infection needs to undergo prompt neuroimaging, even if head circumference at birth is normal, Vanessa van der Linden, MD, said at the annual meeting of the Teratology Society.
Muotri, PhD, said at the annual meeting of the Teratology Society.
She is director of MotherToBaby California, past president of the Organization of Teratology Information Specialists, and past president of the Teratology Society.
They include OTIS (Organization of Teratology Information Specialists), the American Pregnancy Association, March of Dimes and Healthywomen.
Middle chapters go on to cover physiological toxicology, specifically reproductive toxicology and teratology, respiratory, cardiovascular, neuro-, hepatic, renal, and immuno-toxicology.
Teratology is a dynamic and beautifully hewn collection of poems by Susannah Nevison.
Referring to histrionic launch of trans-referential research model of Teratology along with Trans-positional theory of Terato-Kinetics, he said it is focused on prevention of multiple birth disabilities at the prenatal and post natal stages.
Studies have shown that 23-85 percent of pregnant mothers who have received this drug, occurrence of malformation are seen, however, there is no sufficient information regarding the drug teratology effects on fetus [4].
Adding two additional authors, this edition has a new chapter on craniofacial disorders with known single gene mutations, a companion website, identification of genes expressed in development, and embryological explanation of dysmorphology, teratology, and developmental syndromes.