Definition of teratology in English:

teratology

noun

  • 1Biology Medicine
    The scientific study of congenital abnormalities and abnormal formations.

    • ‘Genomics is unlikely to be of use in teratology studies because of the rapid rate of change in the developing organism.’
    • ‘Rejecting the notion that freaks were sports of nature, Saint - Hilaire argued that teratology (the medical study of congenital monstrosity) should link normal and abnormal development.’
    • ‘It is also forging links with medically oriented areas of developmental biology such as teratology and endocrine disruption.’
  • 2Mythology relating to fantastic creatures and monsters.

Pronunciation:

teratology

/ˌterəˈtäləjē/