Definition of teratogenic in English:

teratogenic

adjective

  • See teratogen

    • ‘This class of drugs should be avoided in pregnancy because of teratogenic effects.’
    • ‘There was no history of familial dwarfism or known exposure to teratogenic drugs.’
    • ‘The newer generation of antiepileptic drugs is not teratogenic in animals, but there is not sufficient reporting in human pregnancy experience to accurately portray risk.’
    • ‘There are no absolute teratogens; however, many agents can exhibit teratogenic effects under certain circumstances.’
    • ‘However, treatment needs to be individualized, weighing the possible teratogenic risks against the benefits of decreased transmission.’

Pronunciation

teratogenic

/tɛrətəˈdʒɛnɪk/