[kat-uh-pley-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh]

noun Biology.

degeneration of a cell or tissue.

Origin of cataplasia

Related formscat·a·plas·tic [kat-uh-plas-tik] /ˌkæt əˈplæs tɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for cataplasia



the degeneration of cells and tissues to a less highly developed form
Derived Formscataplastic (ˌkætəˈplæstɪk), adjective
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cataplasia in Medicine




Degenerative reversion of cells or tissue to a less differentiated form.
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