Definition of terat

 (Entry 1 of 2)

variants: or terato-

Definition of terat- (Entry 2 of 2)

: developmental malformation teratism teratology

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History and Etymology for terat

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Greek, from terat-, teras marvel, portent, monster; akin to Lithuanian keras enchantment, Sanskrit kṛtyā action, enchantment, karoti he does, acts, and perhaps to Old Norse skars monster, skyrsi portent, Sanskrit āścarya marvelous

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“Terat.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 21 January 2020.

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