catagenesis


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catagenesis

 [kat″ah-jen´ĕ-sis]
involution or retrogression.

in·vo·lu·tion

(in'vō-lū'shŭn),
1. Return of an enlarged organ to normal size.
2. Turning inward of the edges of a part.
3. In psychiatry, mental decline associated with advanced age.
Synonym(s): catagenesis
[L. in-volvo, pp. -volutus, to roll up]

catagenesis

/cata·gen·e·sis/ (kat″ah-jen´ĕ-sis) involution or retrogression.catagenet´ic

catagenesis

[kat′əjen′əsis]
Etymology: Gk, kata, down, genein, to produce
a form of evolution that is retrogressive.

in·vo·lu·tion

(in'vŏ-lū'shŭn)
1. Return of an enlarged organ to normal size.
2. Turning inward of the edges of a part.
3. psychiatry Mental decline associated with advanced age.
Synonym(s): catagenesis.
[L. in-volvo, pp. -volutus, to roll up]

catagenesis

involution or retrogression.
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