morphallaxis

noun

mor·​phal·​lax·​is ˌmȯr-fə-ˈlak-səs How to pronounce morphallaxis (audio)
plural morphallaxes ˌmȯr-fə-ˈlak-ˌsēz How to pronounce morphallaxis (audio)
: regeneration of a part or organism from a fragment by reorganization without cell proliferation

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from morph- + Greek allaxis exchange, from allassein to change, exchange, from allos other — more at else

First Known Use

1898, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of morphallaxis was in 1898

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“Morphallaxis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/morphallaxis. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

morphallaxis

noun
mor·​phal·​lax·​is ˌmȯr-fə-ˈlak-səs How to pronounce morphallaxis (audio)
plural morphallaxes -ˌsēz How to pronounce morphallaxis (audio)
: regeneration of a part or organism from a fragment by reorganization without cell proliferation compare epimorphosis

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