canalization

canalization

[kuh-nal-uh-zey-shuhn, kan-l-]
noun
1.
the formation of canals; the act of canalizing.
2.
Biology. the development of an organism along relatively predictable pathways despite abnormality or injury.

Origin:
1840–50; canalize + -ation

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canalize or canalise (ˈkænəˌlaɪz)
 
vb
1.  to provide with or convert into a canal or canals
2.  to give a particular direction to or provide an outlet for; channel
3.  to divide a channel into separate reaches controlled by dams and weirs to aid navigation, control water levels, generate power, etc
 
canalise or canalise
 
vb
 
canali'zation or canalise
 
n
 
canali'sation or canalise
 
n

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canalization can·a·li·za·tion (kān'ə-lĭ-zā'shən)
n.
The formation of canals or channels in tissue.

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