homeoplasia

[hoh-mee-uh-pley-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh]

noun Medicine/Medical.

the formation, as in healing, of new tissue that is similar to the existing tissue.

Nearby words

  1. homeopath,
  2. homeopathic,
  3. homeopathic magic,
  4. homeopathist,
  5. homeopathy,
  6. homeostasis,
  7. homeoteleuton,
  8. homeotherapy,
  9. homeotherm,
  10. homeothermal

Origin of homeoplasia


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

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Medicine definitions for homeoplasia

homeoplasia

[hō′mē-ə-plāzhə]

n.

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


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