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Medical Term:

monster

Pronunciation: mon'ster

Definition: Outmoded and inappropriate term for a malformed embryo, fetus, or individual. See entries beginning with terato-.

[L. monstrum, an evil omen, a prodigy, a wonder]

See Also: teras

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