heteromorphosis

noun

het·​ero·​mor·​pho·​sis
-ˈmȯr-fə-səs also -mȯr-ˈfō-
plural heteromorphoses -ˌsēz How to pronounce heteromorphosis (audio)
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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“Heteromorphosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/heteromorphosis. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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