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homeoplasia

[hoh-mee-uh-pley-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh] /ˌhoʊ mi əˈpleɪ ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə/
noun, Medicine/Medical
1.
the formation, as in healing, of new tissue that is similar to the existing tissue.
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homeoplastic
[hoh-mee-uh-plas-tik] /ˌhoʊ mi əˈplæs tɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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homeoplastic in Medicine

homeoplasia ho·me·o·pla·sia (hō'mē-ə-plā'zhə, -zhē-ə)
n.

  1. The growth of new tissue having the same form and properties as normal tissue.

  2. The tissue formed in this manner.


ho'me·o·plas'tic (-plās'tĭk) adj.
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