Meaning of teratogenic in English:


Pronunciation /tɛrətəˈdʒɛnɪk/


See teratogen

‘There are no absolute teratogens; however, many agents can exhibit teratogenic effects under certain circumstances.’
  • ‘There was no history of familial dwarfism or known exposure to teratogenic drugs.’
  • ‘The newer generation of antiepileptic drugs is not teratogenic in animals, but there is not sufficient reporting in human pregnancy experience to accurately portray risk.’
  • ‘However, treatment needs to be individualized, weighing the possible teratogenic risks against the benefits of decreased transmission.’
  • ‘This class of drugs should be avoided in pregnancy because of teratogenic effects.’