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canalization

[kuh-nal-uh-zey-shuh n, kan-l-] /kəˌnæl əˈzeɪ ʃən, ˌkæn l-/
noun
1.
the formation of canals; the act of canalizing.
2.
Biology. the development of an organism along relatively predictable pathways despite abnormality or injury.
Origin of canalization
1840-1850
First recorded in 1840-50; canalize + -ation
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canalization in Medicine

canalization can·a·li·za·tion (kān'ə-lĭ-zā'shən)
n.
The formation of canals or channels in tissue.

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