One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The scientific study of congenital abnormalities and abnormal formations.‘he has made a long study of teratology’count noun figurative ‘the teratologies of human corruption’
- ‘It is also forging links with medically oriented areas of developmental biology such as teratology and endocrine disruption.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Genomics is unlikely to be of use in teratology studies because of the rapid rate of change in the developing organism.’
2Mythology relating to fantastic creatures and monsters.
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