canalization


can·a·li·za·tion

noun \ˌka-nə-lə-ˈzā-shən\

Definition of CANALIZATION

1
:  an act or instance of canalizing
2
:  a system of channels

First Known Use of CANALIZATION

1844

ca·na·li·za·tion

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

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

Variants of CANALIZATION

ca·na·li·za·tion or British ca·na·li·sa·tion \ˌkan-əl-ə-ˈzā-shən\

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