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To renew; to reproduce.
[L. re- genero, pp. -atus, to reproduce, fr. genus (gener-), birth, race]


v. regener·ated, regener·ating, regener·ates
Biology To replace (a lost or damaged organ or part) by the formation of new tissue.
To effect regeneration: Can the damaged nerves regenerate?
adj. (-ər-ĭt)
Formed by regeneration: regenerate tissue.

re·gen′er·a·ble (-ər-ə-bəl) adj.
re·gen′er·ate·ly adv.
re·gen′er·a′tor n.
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Skinner and Graham, 1972), individuals regenerate more than half the length of a normal claw in the first molt, but fail to complete the task in the next molt.
To further study whether claw tissues - singly or in combination - can regenerate complete claws in a heterotopic site that lacks a regenerating limb field, we autotransplanted claw tissues into the carapace at sites from which the eyestalks had been removed (these sites are hereafter called eye sockets).
It has been proposed that the distal portions of the limbs cannot regenerate the proximal portions of the limbs (distalization rule of the polar coordinate model; Bryant et al.
To determine whether walking legs can regenerate from eye sockets, tissues from the dactyl, ischium, and the merus/carpus joint of the fourth walking legs were contralaterally autotransplanted into eye sockets.
The number of crab molt cycles needed to regenerate these structures and the number of claw segments regenerated per molt were variable among crabs.
40 mm) (*) Type of regenerate Trials Survival Donor tissue Host eye (No.
Both distal and proximal limb tissues can regenerate complete limbs
Sanchez' plan is to identify the genes that enable planaria to regenerate.
As a result, Sanchez is operating on the assumption that the regeneration strategy used by planaria resembles the one employed by urodeles and may provide insight into the human failure to regenerate.
When such worms regenerate, any new cells should derive from the genetically engineered neoblasts, says Sanchez.
It's far too early to know whether there are insurmountable differences between animals that can regenerate and those that cannot, says Jeremy P.
Such an advance could be possible even if scientists never obtain sufficient expertise to regenerate complex structures like limbs, suggests Brockes.