prosoplasia

[prŏs′ə-plāzhə]

n.

Progressive transformation to a higher level of function or complexity, such as the change the cells of the salivary ducts go through to become secreting cells.

Nearby words

  1. prosody,
  2. prosoma,
  3. prosopagnosia,
  4. prosopalgia,
  5. prosopectasia,
  6. prosopo-,
  7. prosopodiplegia,
  8. prosopography,
  9. prosoponeuralgia,
  10. prosopopeia


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