[ kuh-nal-uh-zey-shuh n, kan-l- ]
/ kəˌnæl əˈzeɪ ʃən, ˌkæn l- /


the formation of canals; the act of canalizing.
Biology. the development of an organism along relatively predictable pathways despite abnormality or injury.

Origin of canalization

First recorded in 1840–50; canalize + -ation Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for canalization

[ kăn′ə-lĭ-zāshən ]


The formation of canals or channels in tissue.
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