1. adjective /ˈtɛr.ə.tɔɪd/
Monster-like, exhibiting abnormal development.
2. noun /ˈtɛr.ə.tɔɪd/
a) An abnormal tumor similar to a teratoma.

In each of these divisions there are subdivisions, according as the parasite consists of a more or less recognisable fœtus, or only of a mass of fœtal tissue (teratomata, teratoids, dermoids).

b) A mutant.

They can be divided into dermoids (only an epithelial layer present) and teratoids (all three germ layers present).

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  • teratoid — [ter′ə toid΄] adj. [ TERAT(O) + OID] Biol. resembling a monster; malformed or abnormal …   English World dictionary

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  • teratoid — I. ˈterəˌtȯid adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary terat + oid 1. : abnormal in formation teratoid tumor 2. : characteristic of a teratoma II. noun ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • teratoid — /ter euh toyd /, adj. Biol. resembling a monster. [1875 80; TERAT + OID] * * * …   Universalium

  • teratoid — terato|i̱d [gr. τερας, Gen.: τερατος = Wunderzeichen; Ungeheuer; Mißgeburt u. ↑...id]: einem ↑Teratom (im histologischen Aufbau) ähnlich (von Tumoren gesagt) …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

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  • teratoid — adj. having a visible developmental deformity …   English contemporary dictionary

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