teratogenesis

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noun ter·a·to·gen·e·sis \ˌter-ə-tə-ˈje-nə-səs\

Definition of teratogenesis

  1. :  production of developmental malformations

Origin and Etymology of teratogenesis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1901


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teratogenesis

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noun ter·a·to·gen·e·sis \ˌter-ə-tə-ˈjen-ə-səs\

Medical Definition of teratogenesis

plural

teratogeneses

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  1. :  production of developmental malformations


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