ceasmic teratism


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ceasmic teratism

Etymology: Gk, keazein + teras, monster
a congenital anomaly caused by developmental arrest, in which body parts that should be fused remain in their fissured embryonic state, such as in cleft palate.

ceasmic teratism

Teratism in which a normal union of parts fails to occur (e.g., as in spina bifida or cleft palate).
See also: teratism