Definition of teratogenesis in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌterədōˈjenəsəs/
/ˌterədəˈjenəsəs/ /təˌradōˈjenəsəs/


The process by which congenital malformations are produced in an embryo or fetus.
Example sentences
  • 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.

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Syllabification: te·rat·o·gen·e·sis

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