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canalization

[kuh-nal-uh-zey-shuh n, kan-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.
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Origin of canalization

First recorded in 1840–50; canalize + -ation
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canalization in Medicine

canalization

(kăn′ə-lĭ-zāshən)
n.
  1. The formation of canals or channels in tissue.
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