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).