Definition of pretergeneration in English:

pretergeneration

noun

rare, historical
  • A severely malformed birth; a monstrous or marvellous creature.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Gilbert Watts (d. 1657), Church of England clergyman and translator. From post-classical Latin pretergeneration-, pretergeneratio from classical Latin praeter- + generātiō.

Pronunciation

pretergeneration

/ˌpriːtəˌdʒɛnəˈreɪʃn/