Definition of teratogenicity in English:

teratogenicity

noun

  • See teratogen

    • ‘Women of childbearing age should be treated with prophylactics with caution because of the teratogenicity of most of the drugs used for this purpose.’
    • ‘Physicians can also discuss the potential harm that marijuana use may cause to adolescents during a period of rapid change in hormonal secretion, possible teratogenicity and the known consequences of long-term use.’
    • ‘The sudden appearance of several cases of a rare disorder can also raise suspicions of teratogenicity.’
    • ‘Because of theoretic concerns regarding possible teratogenicity associated with drug exposures during the first trimester, providers may choose to withhold prophylaxis during the first trimester.’
    • ‘As previously noted, however, the risk of teratogenicity appears to be overstated.’

Pronunciation

teratogenicity

/tɛrətədʒəˈnɪsɪti/