teratogenic

adjective
ter·​a·​to·​gen·​ic | \ ˌter-ə-tə-ˈje-nik How to pronounce teratogenic (audio) \

Definition of teratogenic

: of, relating to, or causing developmental malformations teratogenic substances teratogenic effects

Other Words from teratogenic

teratogenicity \ ˌter-​ə-​tə-​jə-​ˈni-​sə-​tē How to pronounce teratogenic (audio) \ noun

Examples of teratogenic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Vitamin A, the active ingredient in retinol products, needs to be avoided as high levels can be teratogenic for the baby. Angela Lei, Forbes, 17 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of teratogenic

1879, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for teratogenic

borrowed from French tératogénique, from térato- terato- + -génique -genic

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“Teratogenic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teratogenic. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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teratogenic

adjective
ter·​a·​to·​gen·​ic | \ -ˈjen-ik How to pronounce teratogenic (audio) \

Medical Definition of teratogenic

: of, relating to, or causing developmental malformations teratogenic substances teratogenic effects

Other Words from teratogenic

teratogenicity \ -​jə-​ˈnis-​ət-​ē How to pronounce teratogenic (audio) \ noun, plural teratogenicities

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