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

Medical Definition of heteromorphosis



  1. 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. 2a:  the production of a malformed or malposed tissue or organb:  the formation of tissue of a different type from that from which it is derived

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