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heteromorphosis

noun het·ero·mor·pho·sis \ -ˈmȯr-fə-səs also -mȯr-ˈfō- \

medical Definition of heteromorphosis

plural heteromorphoses play \-ˌsēz\
1 :the production in an organism of an abnormal or misplaced part especially in place of one that has been lost (as the regeneration of a tail in place of a head)
2 a :the production of a malformed or malposed tissue or organ
b :the formation of tissue of a different type from that from which it is derived

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