teratogenesis

noun
ter·​a·​to·​gen·​e·​sis | \ ˌter-ə-tə-ˈje-nə-səs How to pronounce teratogenesis (audio) \

Definition of teratogenesis

: production of developmental malformations

First Known Use of teratogenesis

1901, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for teratogenesis

terato- + genesis, after French tératogénie

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teratogenesis

noun
ter·​a·​to·​gen·​e·​sis | \ ˌter-ə-tə-ˈjen-ə-səs How to pronounce teratogenesis (audio) \
plural teratogeneses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce teratogeneses (audio) \

Medical Definition of teratogenesis

: production of developmental malformations

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