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Meaning of TERATOGEN

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  any agent that interferes with normal embryonic development: alcohol or thalidomide or X-rays or rubella are examples
 

TERATOGEN is a 9 letter word that starts with T.

 

 See Also: agent, thalidomide

 

 

Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A chemical such as thalidomide that can cause birth defects by adversely altering the development of an embryo or fetus without necessarily altering the organism's genetic structure. Compare mutagen.
 

 

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