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cataplasia

 [kat″ah-pla´zhah]
atrophy with tissues reverting to earlier, or more embryonic conditions.

cat·a·pla·si·a

, cataplasis (kat'ă-plā'sē-ă, -plā'sis),
A degenerative change in cells or tissues that is the reverse of the constructive or developmental change; a return to an earlier or embryonic stage.
[cata- + G. plasis, a molding]

cataplasia

(kăt′ə-plā′zhə)
n.
Degenerative reversion of cells or tissue to a less differentiated form.

cat′a·plas′tic (-plăs′tĭk) adj.

cataplasia

An older, nonspecific term defined as atrophy or degenerative reversion of cells or tissue to a less differentiated form, which equates to dedifferentiation in the working medical parlance.

cat·a·pla·si·a

, cataplasis (kat'ă-plā'zē-ă, -plā'sis)
A degenerative change in cells or tissues that is the reverse of constructive or developmental change; a return to an earlier or embryonic stage.
Synonym(s): retrogression.
[cata- + G. plasis, a molding]

cataplasia

atrophy with tissues reverting to earlier, or more embryonic conditions.
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