Entry from US English dictionary
noun (plural embryopathies)
A developmental defect in an embryo or fetus.
- But leprosy is predominantly a disease of the developing world, and internet sales of the drug have almost certainly contributed to the re-emergence of thalidomide related embryopathy in recent years.
- Coumarin derivatives can cause an embryopathy (which consists of nasal hypoplasia or stippled epiphyses or both) after in utero exposure during the first trimester of pregnancy.
- The model of thalidomide's embryopathy published by my colleagues and I at Idaho State University last year attempted to account for multiple mechanisms of drug action.
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