heteroplasia

noun
het·​ero·​pla·​sia | \ -ˈplā-zh(ē-)ə How to pronounce heteroplasia (audio) \

Medical Definition of heteroplasia

: a formation of abnormal tissue or of normal tissue in an abnormal locality

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“Heteroplasia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/heteroplasia. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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