• (British) IPA: /mɒnˈstɹɒsɪti/

monstrosity (plural monstrosities)

  1. An organism showing abnormal development or deformity.
    • 1859, Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species, I:
      Geoffrey St Hilaire's experiments show that unnatural treatment of the embryo causes monstrosities; and monstrosities cannot be separated by any clear line of distinction from mere variations.
  2. A monstrous thing, person or act.
  3. The state of being monstrous.
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