SYN: teratosis. [G. teratisma, fr. teras]

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ter·a·tism 'ter-ə-.tiz-əm n anomaly of organic form and structure: MONSTROSITY (1a)

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ter·a·tism (terґə-tiz-əm) [Gr. teratisma] an anomaly of formation or development; see developmental anomaly, under anomaly. teratic adj

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  • teratism — TERATÍSM s.n. (med.) Malformaţie, monstruozitate congenitală. [< fr. tératisme, cf. gr. terras – monstru]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN  TERATÍSM s. n. malformaţie, monstruozitate congenitală. (< fr. tératisme) …   Dicționar Român

  • teratism — [ter′ə tiz΄əm] n. [< TERATO + ISM] a malformed fetus …   English World dictionary

  • teratism — ˈterəˌtizəm noun ( s) Etymology: terat + ism 1. : anomaly of organic form and structure : monstrosity 2. : love of the marvelous : worship of monsters man s pathetic struggle up from teratism through animism and taboo and magic to our present day …   Useful english dictionary

  • teratism — /ter euh tiz euhm/, n. 1. love or worship of the monstrous. 2. Biol. a monstrosity. [1900 05; TERAT + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • teratism — noun Any severe congenital malformation …   Wiktionary

  • teratism — Synonyms and related words: aberrance, aberrancy, aberration, abnormality, abnormity, abortion, absurdity, amorphism, anomalism, anomalousness, anomaly, anticness, baboon, bag, bizarreness, bizarrerie, blemish, blot, curiousness, deformity,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • teratism — n. monstrosity, state of having visible developmental deformities; deformed fetus …   English contemporary dictionary

  • teratism — ter·a·tism …   English syllables

  • teratism —   n. monstrosity; love of monsters or marvels.    ♦ teratical, a.    ♦ teratogen, n. substance that can cause fetal deformities if absorbed during pregnancy.    ♦ teratogenesis,    ♦ teratogeny, n. production of malformations in a fetus or of… …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • teratosis — An anomaly producing a teras. SYN: teratism. [terato + G. osis, condition] atresic t. a t. in which any of the normal orifices, such as the nares, mouth, anus, or vagina, is imperforate. ceasmic t. a t. in which …   Medical dictionary

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