canalization

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

Definition of canalization 

1 : an act or instance of canalizing

2 : a system of channels

First Known Use of canalization

1825, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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canalization

noun
ca·na·li·za·tion
variants: or British canalisation \ˌkan-ᵊl-ə-ˈzā-shən \

Medical Definition of canalization 

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

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

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

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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