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

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 25 Jun. 2021.

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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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