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heteromorphosis

heteromorphosis in Medicine

heteromorphosis het·er·o·mor·pho·sis (hět'ə-rō-môr'fə-sĭs, -môr-fō'sĭs)
n.

  1. The development of one tissue from a tissue of another kind or type.

  2. The embryonic development of a tissue or an organ inappropriate to its site.

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