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[mawr-fuh-lak-sis] /ˌmɔr fəˈlæk sɪs/
noun, plural morphallaxes
[mawr-fuh-lak-seez] /ˌmɔr fəˈlæk siz/ (Show IPA)
Biology. the regeneration of a destroyed body part by the reorganization of its remaining cells.
Origin of morphallaxis
1900-05; morph- + Greek állaxis exchange, barter (compare allássein to change, exchange, ultimately derivative of állos other, allo-); coined by T. H. Morgan Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for morphallaxis


noun (pl) -laxes (-ˈlæksiːz)
(zoology) the transformation of one part into another that sometimes occurs during regeneration of organs in certain animals
Word Origin
C20: New Latin, from morpho- + Greek allaxis exchange, from allassein to exchange, from allos other
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