dedifferentiation


de·dif·fer·en·ti·a·tion

noun \(ˌ)dē-ˌdi-fə-ˌren-chē-ˈā-shən\

Definition of DEDIFFERENTIATION

:  reversion of specialized structures (as cells) to a more generalized or primitive condition often as a preliminary to major physiological or structural change
de·dif·fer·en·ti·ate \-ˈren-chē-ˌāt\ intransitive verb

First Known Use of DEDIFFERENTIATION

1915

de·dif·fer·en·ti·a·tion

noun \-ˌren-chē-ˈā-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DEDIFFERENTIATION

: reversion of specialized structures (as cells) to a more generalized or primitive condition often as a preliminary to major physiological or structural change

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