heteroplasm

noun
het·​ero·​plasm | \ ˈhet-ə-rō-ˌplaz-əm How to pronounce heteroplasm (audio) \

Medical Definition of heteroplasm

: tissue formed or growing where it does not normally occur

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“Heteroplasm.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/heteroplasm. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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