dedifferentiation

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noun de·dif·fer·en·ti·a·tion \(ˌ)dē-ˌdi-fə-ˌren-chē-ˈā-shən\

Definition of dedifferentiation

  1. :  reversion of specialized structures (such as cells) to a more generalized or primitive condition often as a preliminary to major physiological or structural change

dedifferentiate

play \-ˈren-chē-ˌāt\ intransitive verb

First Known Use of dedifferentiation

1915


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dedifferentiation

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noun de·dif·fer·en·ti·a·tion \-ˌren-chē-ˈā-shən\

Medical Definition of dedifferentiation

  1. :  reversion of specialized structures (as cells) to a more generalized or primitive condition often as a preliminary to major physiological or structural change


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