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teratology

 [ter″ah-tol´ah-je]
that division of embryology and pathology dealing with abnormal development and congenital deformations. See also developmental toxicology. adj., adj teratolog´ic.
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ter·a·tol·o·gy

(ter'ă-tol'ŏ-jē),
The branch of embryology and pathology concerned with the production, development, anatomy, and classification of malformed embryos.
See also: dysmorphology.
[terato- + G. logos, study]
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teratology

(tĕr′ə-tŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The biological study of birth defects.

ter′a·to·log′i·cal (-ə-tl-ŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
ter′a·tol′o·gist n.
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ter·a·tol·o·gy

(ter'ă-tol'ŏ-jē)
The branch of embryologic science concerned with the production, development, anatomy, and classification of malformed embryos or fetuses.
See also: dysmorphology
[terato- + G. logos, study]
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teratology

The study of the processes operating during early embryonic and fetal development that lead to major anomalies of body structure.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

teratology

the study of abnormalities in structures, such as malformations.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

ter·a·tol·o·gy

(ter'ă-tol'ŏ-jē)
Embryologic science concerned with the production, development, anatomy, and classification of malformed embryos or fetuses.
[terato- + G. logos, study]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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With faith in lawlike regularities, philosophical anatomy, teratology and statistics, monsters changed in the 1800s from anomalous wonders to pathological errors.
(343.) Rodriguez-Pinilla E, Martinez-Frias ML Corticosteroids during pregnancy and oral clefts: a case-control study Teratology 1998:58:2-5.
Teratology information services (TISs) are used by pregnant women or physicians to inquire about potentially teratogenic effects of prenatal exposures.
In the sculpted bodies that make up his body of work, you find all manner of teratology - you'll see snouts, snoots, tubes, bumps, stumps, and growths; concavities where noses should be, flat spaces where faces should be.
Concomitant with the purging of residual occultism from embryology and teratology was the legitimation of the imagination as the province of male (Romantic) genius.
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SAN FRANCISCO -- Etanercept during pregnancy more than doubled the risk of major congenital malformations in a study by the Organization of Teratology Information Specialists.
Middle chapters go on to cover physiological toxicology, specifically reproductive toxicology and teratology, respiratory, cardiovascular, neuro-, hepatic, renal, and immuno-toxicology.
-- Many young adults who were exposed to alcohol prenatally have persistent difficulties with math, according to study findings reported at the annual meeting of the Teratology Society.
The 27 chapters by a group of North American pharmacists, physicians, and nurses specializing in maternal-fetal medicine provide information often lacking in pharmacy training, including discussion of physiologic changes, developmental toxicity, drug use and lactation, use of over-the-counter medications, teratology risk assessment and counseling, drug therapy for complications unique to pregnancy, and treatment of common chronic diseases such as depression, epilepsy, infectious disease, nausea and vomiting, and autoimmune diseases in pregnancy.