dedifferentiation[dē dif′ər en′s̸hē ā′s̸hən]
dedifferentiation definition by Webster's New World
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a reversal of cell development, esp. in plants, so that the differentiation that had occurred previously is lost and the cell becomes more generalized in structure
dedifferentiation definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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Regression of a specialized cell or tissue to a simpler, more embryonic, unspecialized form. Dedifferentiation may occur before the regeneration of appendages in plants and certain animals and in the development of some cancers.
- deˌdif·fer·enˈti·ateˌ verb
dedifferentiation - Medical Definition
Regression of a specialized cell or tissue to a simpler unspecialized form.
- dedifferentiate verb