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dedifferentiation definition

  • noun:
    • Biology Regression of a specialized cellular or structure to a simpler, much more embryonic, unspecialized form. Dedifferentiation might occur prior to the regeneration of appendages in plants and particular animals as well as in the introduction of some cancers.
    • The loss or reversal of differentiation.
    • the loss of specialization in kind or purpose
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