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 there is a failure of the lateral halves of a part to unite, as in cleft palate.
- ectogenic t. a t. in which there is a deficiency of parts.
- ectopic t. a t. in which the organs or other parts are misplaced.
- hypergenic t. a t. in which there is a redundancy of parts.
- symphysic t. a t. in which there is a fusion of normally separated parts.

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ter·a·to·sis .ter-ə-'tō-səs n, pl -to·ses -.sēz TERATISM

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ter·a·to·sis (ter″ə-toґsis) teratism.

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