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homeoplasia

[hoh-mee-uh-pley-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh]
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noun Medicine/Medical.
  1. the formation, as in healing, of new tissue that is similar to the existing tissue.
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Origin of homeoplasia

Related formsho·me·o·plas·tic [hoh-mee-uh-plas-tik] /ˌhoʊ mi əˈplæs tɪk/, adjective
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homeoplasia in Medicine

homeoplasia

(hō′mē-ə-plāzhə)
n.
  1. The growth of new tissue having the same form and properties as normal tissue.
  2. The tissue formed in this manner.
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Related formsho′me•o•plastic (-plăstĭk) adj.
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