dedifferentiation

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

Definition of dedifferentiation 

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

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dedifferentiate \-​ˈren-​chē-​ˌāt \ intransitive verb

First Known Use of dedifferentiation

1915, in the meaning defined above

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dedifferentiation

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

Medical Definition of dedifferentiation 

: 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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