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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Any agent that interferes with normal embryonic development: alcohol or thalidomide or X-rays or rubella are examples.

Usage examples (35)
  • Firstly, the definition of the word, 'teratogen' is thus:
  • “Potassium iodide is a possible teratogen (causing fetal goiter).”
  • Isooctylphenyl ether is a teratogen, causing abnormal prenatal development.
  • Aspartame is an abortifacient and teratogen causing birth defects and mental retardation without a warning. for more
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