canalization

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noun can·a·li·za·tion \ˌka-nə-lə-ˈzā-shən\

Definition of canalization

  1. 1 :  an act or instance of canalizing

  2. 2 :  a system of channels

1844

First Known Use of canalization

1844


Medical Dictionary

canalization

noun ca·na·li·za·tion
variants: or British

canalisation

\ˌkan-əl-ə-ˈzā-shən\play

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


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