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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]
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.
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I find very offensive your articles about "homesteaders" who build these monstrously large homes out in rural areas.
With its oblique corridors, passages, ramps, steps, views through coloured glass, monstrously thick rotating doors and dead ends, Koolhaas' ingenious maze is reminiscent of the set for the iconic German expressionist film The Cabinet of Dr Caligari.
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So roars the huge garbage truck throughout brilliant pages of this monstrously informative book that gives special recognition to the New York City Department of Sanitation.
Buddhist and Vedic philosophy detail how we are vulnerable to these colorings of perception because we are out of touch with our own divine nature and therefore make mistakes, sometimes monstrously destructive ones.
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Despite his deficit-fighting rhetoric, the federal deficit and debt had in fact monstrously ballooned out of control during Mulroney's years in power.
Thorne asserts that "Caliban's monstrously misshapen form is open to more than one reading," which perhaps begs the question since it can be argued that his form is not misshapen at all and is seen as such only because of the limitations of the perspective of the Europeans, or because of their self-interest; and she writes that "[a] strong Neoplatonic bias ...
Most of them failed resulting either in monstrously complicated applications or feature-poor software.