Zool. the transformation of one part into another during regeneration, as in the growth of an antennule from the stump of an eye in some crustaceans
Origin of morphallaxisModern Latin from Classical Greek morph?, form + allaxis, an exchange from allassein, to change, exchange from allos, other: see else
The regeneration of a body part involving structural or cellular reorganization of existing tissues, occurring chiefly in invertebrates.
Origin of morphallaxisNew Latin morph(o)- Greek allaxis exchange ( from allassein to exchange ) ( from allos other ; see al-1 in Indo-European roots.)