teratology

noun
ter·a·tol·o·gy | \ ˌter-ə-ˈtä-lə-jē \

Definition of teratology 

: the study of malformations or serious deviations from the normal type in developing organisms

Other words from teratology

teratologist \ˌter-ə-ˈtä-lə-jist \ noun

First Known Use of teratology

circa 1842, in the meaning defined above

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teratology

noun
ter·a·tol·o·gy | \ ˌter-ə-ˈtäl-ə-jē \
plural teratologies

Medical Definition of teratology 

: the study of malformations or serious deviations from the normal type in organisms

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