cataplasia

cataplasia

[kat-uh-pley-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh]
noun Biology.
degeneration of a cell or tissue.

Origin:
cata- + -plasia

cataplastic [kat-uh-plas-tik] , adjective
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cataplasia (ˌkætəˈpleɪzɪə)
 
n
the degeneration of cells and tissues to a less highly developed form
 
cataplastic
 
adj

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cataplasia cat·a·pla·sia (kāt'ə-plā'zhə, -zhē-ə) or cat·a·pla·sis (-plā'sĭs)
n.
Degenerative reversion of cells or tissue to a less differentiated form.

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