homeoplasia

[ hoh-mee-uh-pley-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh ]
/ ˌhoʊ mi əˈpleɪ ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə /

noun Medicine/Medical.

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

Origin of homeoplasia

Related forms

ho·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 forms

ho′me•o•plastic (-plăstĭk) adj.
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