or teratologic adjective Date: 1857 1. abnormal in growth or structure 2. of or relating to teratology

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  • Teratological — Ter a*to*log ic*al, a. (Biol.) Of or pertaining to teratology; as, teratological changes. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • teratological — |terətə|läjə̇kəl, rəd.əl|ä adjective Etymology: teratology + ical : relating to abnormality of organic growth or structure teratological specimen bc belonging to teratology teratological publications …   Useful english dictionary

  • teratological — abnormal, as in a malformed specimen …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • teratological — See teratology. * * * …   Universalium

  • teratological — adjective a) Of or relating to teratology. b) Of abnormal growth or structure of a fetus or embryo. Syn: teratologic …   Wiktionary

  • teratological — ter·a·to·log·i·cal .ter ət əl äj i kəl or ter·a·to·log·ic ik adj 1) abnormal in growth or structure 2) of or relating to teratology …   Medical dictionary

  • teratological — adj. pertaining to teratology, pertaining to the study of developmental deformities (Biology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • teratological — ter·a·to·log·i·cal …   English syllables

  • teratology — teratological /ter euh tl oj i keuhl/, adj. teratologist, n. /ter euh tol euh jee/, n. Biol. the science or study of monstrosities or abnormal formations in organisms. [1670 80; TERATO + LOGY] * * *       branch of the biological sciences dealing …   Universalium

  • teratologic — adjective see teratological …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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