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combining form

variants or terato-
: developmental malformation

Word History


Combining form

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/terat. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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