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morphallaxis

[mawr-fuh-lak-sis]
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noun, plural mor·phal·lax·es [mawr-fuh-lak-seez] /ˌmɔr fəˈlæk siz/.
  1. Biology. the regeneration of a destroyed body part by the reorganization of its remaining cells.

Origin of morphallaxis

1900–05; morph- + Greek állaxis exchange, barter (compare allássein to change, exchange, ultimately derivative of állos other, allo-); coined by T. H. Morgan
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British Dictionary definitions for morphallaxis

morphallaxis

noun plural -laxes (-ˈlæksiːz)
  1. zoology the transformation of one part into another that sometimes occurs during regeneration of organs in certain animals

Word Origin

C20: New Latin, from morpho- + Greek allaxis exchange, from allassein to exchange, from allos other
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