dedifferentiation

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

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

Other Words from dedifferentiation

dedifferentiate \ (ˌ)dē-​ˌdi-​fə-​ˈren-​chē-​ˌāt How to pronounce dedifferentiate (audio) \ intransitive verb

First Known Use of dedifferentiation

1915, in the meaning defined above

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“Dedifferentiation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dedifferentiation. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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dedifferentiation

noun
de·​dif·​fer·​en·​ti·​a·​tion | \ -ˌren-chē-ˈā-shən How to pronounce dedifferentiation (audio) \

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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