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

teratologist

play \ˌter-ə-ˈtä-lə-jist\ noun

First Known Use of teratology

circa 1842

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teratology

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

medical Definition of teratology

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

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