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canalization

noun ca·na·li·za·tion

Medical Definition of canalization

  1. 1:  surgical formation of holes or canals for drainage without tubes

  2. 2:  natural formation of new channels in tissue (as formation of new blood vessels through a blood clot)

  3. 3:  establishment of new pathways in the central nervous system by repeated passage of nerve impulses

  4. 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

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

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