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monster

 [mon´ster]
a term formerly used to denote a fetus or infant with such pronounced developmental anomalies as to be grotesque and usually nonviable. More appropriate terms are congenitally deformed, malformed, or abnormal fetus, especially when discussing these individuals with loved ones.

mon·ster

(mon'stĕr), This word is best avoided in medical speech and writing because of its objectionable lay connotations.
Outmoded and inappropriate term for a malformed embryo, fetus, or individual. See entries beginning with terato-.
See also: teras.
[L. monstrum, an evil omen, a prodigy, a wonder]

monster

/mon·ster/ (mon´ster) a term formerly used to denote a fetus or infant with such pronounced developmental anomalies as to be grotesque and usually nonviable.
adjective Referring to anything—e.g., a cell or entire organism—that is strange, bizarre, freakish, or extremely unusual and usually large
Drug slang noun A regional street term for cocaine
Forensic psychiatry noun See Mad dog
Medtalk noun (1) A foetus with a severe birth defect—e.g., an acardiac monster (2) A term of waning popularity for a person with severe external malformations; freak

monster

adjective Relating to anything–eg, a cell or entire organism that is strange, bizarre, freakish, or extremely unusual noun Medtalk A popular term of waning popularity for a person with severe external malformations; freak. See Acardiac monster.

monster

a fetus or neonate with such pronounced developmental anomalies as to be grotesque and usually nonviable. Classified in many ways, e.g. single or double.
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