First Known Use of canalization
Medical Definition of canalization
1: surgical formation of holes or canals for drainage without tubes
2: natural formation of new channels in tissue (as formation of new blood vessels through a blood clot)
3: establishment of new pathways in the central nervous system by repeated passage of nerve impulses
4: the developmental buffering and homeostatic processes by which a particular kind of organism forms a relatively constant phenotype although individuals may have a variety of genotypes and environmental conditions may vary
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