toxic effects on the embryo of a substance that crosses the placental barrier; see also embryolethality and teratogenesis. adj. adj embryotox´ic.
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Injury to the embryo, which may result in death, growth retardation, or abnormal development of a part that may affect either its structure or function.
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embryotoxicityToxicology Adverse effects on the embryo due to a substance that enters the maternal system and crosses the placental barrier; the effects of the substance may be expressed as embryonic death or abnormal development of one or more body systems, and can be deleterious to maternal health. Cf Fetotoxicity.
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Injury to the embryo, which may result in death or abnormal development of a part, owing to substances that enter the placental circulation.
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