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heteromorphosis


heteromorphosis

noun het·ero·mor·pho·sis \-ˈmr-fə-səs also -mr-ˈfō-\
plural het·ero·mor·pho·ses \-ˌsēz\

Definition of HETEROMORPHOSIS

1
:  the production in an organism of an abnormal or misplaced part especially in place of one that has been lost (as the regeneration of a tail in place of a head)
2
a :  the production of a malformed or malposed tissue or organ b :  the formation of tissue of a different type from that from which it is derived
February 27, 2015
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