Definition of teratogenesis in English:

teratogenesis

noun

  • [mass noun] The process by which congenital malformations are produced in an embryo or fetus.

    • ‘Medications can potentially affect the fetus in several ways: structural teratogenesis (birth defects), behavioral teratogenesis, and perinatal syndromes.’
    • ‘There are limited data on behavioral teratogenesis.’
    • ‘There are several potential mechanisms for antiepileptic drug-mediated teratogenesis.’

Pronunciation:

teratogenesis

/ˌtɛrətə(ʊ)ˈdʒɛnɪsɪs/