Origin of teratologyterato- + -logy
(countable and uncountable, plural teratologies)
- (medicine) The study of teratogenesis, congenital malformations or grossly deformed individuals.
- (toxicology) The study of the mechanisms, teratogenic agents, or teratogens, in bringing about malformations.
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