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Meaning of TERATOLOGY

Pronunciation:  `teru'tâlujee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the branch of biology concerned with the development of malformations or serious deviations from the normal type of organism
 

TERATOLOGY is a 10 letter word that starts with T.

 

 See Also: embryology

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ter`a*tol"o*gy\, n. [Gr. ?, ?, a wonder, monster +
-logy: cf. Gr. ? a telling of wonders, and F.
t['e]ratologie.]
1. That branch of biological science which treats of
   monstrosities, malformations, or deviations from the
   normal type of structure, either in plants or animals.

2. Affectation of sublimity; bombast. [Obs.] --Bailey.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Teratology is the study of malformation of fetuses.
 

 

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