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teratogenesis Line breaks: terato|gen¦esis
Pronunciation: /ˌtɛrətə(ʊ)ˈdʒɛnɪsɪs/

Definition of teratogenesis in English:


[mass noun]
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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