morphallaxis

noun
mor·​phal·​lax·​is | \ ˌmȯr-fə-ˈlak-səs How to pronounce morphallaxis (audio) \
plural morphallaxes\ ˌmȯr-​fə-​ˈlak-​ˌsēz How to pronounce morphallaxes (audio) \

Definition of morphallaxis

: regeneration of a part or organism from a fragment by reorganization without cell proliferation

First Known Use of morphallaxis

1898, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for morphallaxis

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

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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 24 Oct. 2020.

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morphallaxis

noun
mor·​phal·​lax·​is | \ ˌmȯr-fə-ˈlak-səs How to pronounce morphallaxis (audio) \
plural morphallaxes\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce morphallaxes (audio) \

Medical Definition of morphallaxis

: regeneration of a part or organism from a fragment by reorganization without cell proliferation — compare epimorphosis

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