Morphallaxis meaning

môrfə-lăksĭs
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The regeneration of a body part involving structural or cellular reorganization of existing tissues, occurring chiefly in invertebrates.
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(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.
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The regeneration of a body part involving structural or cellular reorganization of existing tissues, occurring chiefly in invertebrates.
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(biology) The regeneration of specific tissue due to loss or death of the existing tissue.
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Origin of morphallaxis

  • New Latin morph(o)– Greek allaxis exchange (from allassein to exchange) (from allos other al-1 in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition