dysontogenesis

[ dĭs-ŏn′tō-jĕnĭ-sĭs ]

n.

Defective development as a result of abnormal cell and tissue growth and differentiation.

Related forms

dys•on′to•ge•netic (-jə-nĕtĭk) adj.
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