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morphallaxis

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noun mor·phal·lax·is \ˌmȯr-fə-ˈlak-səs\

Definition of morphallaxis

plural mor·phal·lax·esplay \-ˌsēz\

  1. :  regeneration of a part or organism from a fragment by reorganization without cell proliferation



Origin of morphallaxis

New Latin, from morph- + Greek allaxis exchange, from allassein to change, exchange, from allos other — more at else


First Known Use: 1901


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morphallaxis

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noun mor·phal·lax·is \ˌmȯr-fə-ˈlak-səs\

Medical Definition of morphallaxis

plural mor·phal·lax·es \-ˌsēz\play

  1. :  regeneration of a part or organism from a fragment by reorganization without cell proliferation—compare epimorphosis




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