TERATOGEN

TERATOGEN

teratogen (t[schwa]-rat-[schwa]-j[schwa]n), n. An agent, usu. a chemical, that causes injury to a fetus or any of various birth defects (alcohol is a teratogen to the developing brain of a fetus). ¡ª teratogenic (t[schwa]-rat-[schwa]-jen-ik), adj.
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