dysontogenesis

[ dĭs-ŏn′tō-jĕnĭ-sĭs ]

n.

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

Nearby words

  1. dysmorphology,
  2. dysmorphophobia,
  3. dysmyotonia,
  4. dysodontiasis,
  5. dyson,
  6. dysorexia,
  7. dysosmia,
  8. dysostosis,
  9. dysostosis multiplex,
  10. dyspareunia

Related formsdys•on′to•ge•netic (-jə-nĕtĭk) adj.


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