- The development of one tissue from a tissue of another kind or type.
- The embryonic development of a tissue or an organ inappropriate to its site.
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Examples from the Web for heteromorphosis
In all these cases of heteromorphosis the original form is not restored.The Organism as a Whole
Galls exhibit yet another instructive kind of heteromorphosis.
Regeneration is the reproduction of parts like those lost; heteromorphosis is the reproduction of parts unlike those lost.