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cataplasia

[kat-uh-pley-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh] /ˌkæt əˈpleɪ ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə/
noun, Biology
1.
degeneration of a cell or tissue.
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cataplastic
[kat-uh-plas-tik] /ˌkæt əˈplæs tɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cataplasia

cataplasia

/ˌkætəˈpleɪzɪə/
noun
1.
the degeneration of cells and tissues to a less highly developed form
Derived Forms
cataplastic (ˌkætəˈplæstɪk) adjective
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cataplasia in Medicine

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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