Ter`a*tol"o*gy (?), n. [Gr. , , a wonder, monster + -logy: cf. Gr. a telling of wonders, and F. t'eratologie.]
That branch of biological science which treats of monstrosities, malformations, or deviations from the normal type of structure, either in plants or animals.
Affectation of sublimity; bombast.
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