See also mythology.dysmorphophobia an abnormal dread of deformity, usually in others. monstrosity 1. the state or quality of being monstrous. 2. a monster or monsterlike thing or person. —monstrous, adj. prodigiosity 1. the state, quality, or phenomenon of being immense, wondrous, or extraordinary. 2. a prodigious thing, person, or event. teratism a love of monsters or marvels. Also called teratosis. teratoid Biology. resembling a monster. teratology 1. the writing or collecting of fantasies containing monsters and prodigies. 2. Biology. the scientific study of monstrosities or abnormal formations in plants or animals. —teratologist, n. —teratological, adj. teratophobia an abnormal fear of monsters or of giving birth to a monster. teratosis teratism.
- plural form of monster