dedifferentiated

dedifferentiate

[dee-dif-uh-ren-shee-eyt]
verb (used without object), dedifferentiated, dedifferentiating. Biology.
to undergo dedifferentiation.

Origin:
1915–20; back formation from dedifferentiation

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dedifferentiate

verb
lose specialization in form or function [ant: differentiate
dedifferentiated

adjective
having experienced or undergone dedifferentiation or the loss of specialization in form or function; "the hebephrenic--the most severely dedifferentiated of all schizophrenic patients" 
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