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(hĕt′ə-rō-môrfə-sĭs, -môr-fōsĭs)
  1. The development of one tissue from a tissue of another kind or type.
  2. The embryonic development of a tissue or an organ inappropriate to its site.
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Examples from the Web for heteromorphosis

Historical Examples

  • In all these cases of heteromorphosis the original form is not restored.

    The Organism as a Whole

    Jacques Loeb

  • 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.