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Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Monstrosity, Monstruositynoun

    The state of being monstrous, or out of the common order of the universe. Monstrosity is more analogous.

    Etymology: from monstrous.

    This is the monstruosity in love, that the will is infinite, and the execution confin’d. William Shakespeare, Troil. and Cressida.

    Such a tacit league is against such routs and shoals of people, as have utterly degenerated from nature, as have in their very body and frame of estate a monstrosity. Francis Bacon.

    We read of monstrous births, but we often see a greater monstrosity in educations: thus, when a father has begot a man, he trains him up into a beast. Robert South, Sermons.

    By the same law monstrosity could not incapacitate from marriage, witness the case of hermaphrodites. Scriblerus Club .


  1. monstruosity

    Teratology is the study of abnormalities of physiological development in organisms during their life span. It is a sub-discipline in medical genetics which focuses on the classification of congenital abnormalities in dysmorphology. These may include growth retardation, delayed mental development or other congenital disorders without any structural malformations. The related term developmental toxicity includes all manifestations of abnormal development that are caused by environmental insult.Teratogens are substances that may cause birth defects via a toxic effect on an embryo or fetus. Known teratogens include: retinol, thalidomide, mercury, alcohol, lead, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzodioxin.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Monstruositynoun


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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of monstruosity in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of monstruosity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1


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    not transmitting or reflecting light or radiant energy; impenetrable to sight
    A obnoxious
    B opaque
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