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anaplasia

 [an″ah-pla´zhah]
loss of differentiation of cells and their orientation to each other, a characteristic of tumor cells; called also dedifferentiation and undifferentiation.

undifferentiation

[un′difəren′shē·ā′shən]
the lack or absence of normal cell differentiation into an identifiable cell type. undifferentiated, adj.

undifferentiation

(un-dif?er-en-she-a'shun) [AS. un, not, + L. differens, bearing apart]
An alteration in cell character to a more embryonic type or toward a malignant state. Synonym: anaplasia
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In the same moment that the you of the poem opens the space for individuation and thus the site of naming and signification, it also opens the possibility of undifferentiation.
The structural and thematic doubles in a variety of films, and especially The Wrong Man, are the signs of that same undifferentiation in myth and literature that Girard subjects to such penetrating analysis.
Instead of projecting glorious blooms out of the soil and into the light, poetry is a flower that collapses into its own root system, as petals and dirt commingle in the fumier of undifferentiation.
In this sense, Baqueiro and Aldana (2000) point out that the undifferentiation or lack of reproductive activity periods is not species-specific requirements, but responses to environmental conditions.
43, 'un puro detrito'), instead of being in a Jungian condition of undifferentiation from which they have not yet emerged.
Although she begins the process with Apsu, she occupies the place of undifferentiation, the only place left to her.
can be eclipsed by maternal drive, the undifferentiation between the two
nightmare of undifferentiation, a loss of cultural diversity comparable to the loss of biodiversity.
Indeed, Marlow's description reads like a proto-Lacanian description of what might happen to an adult who managed to devolve psychologically back far enough to remember the undifferentiation and total identification of the self with the gratification of one's desires characteristic of the presymbolic infant.
Attitudinal separation from parents, according to Bowen (1978) family systems theory, is not evidence of greater differentiation of self--for some, it may indicate the presence of undifferentiation marked by emotional reactivity or cutoff
The popularized, unspecified notion of chaos as disorder, undifferentiation, and formlessness goes back to the ancient concept of intermixture with which the Stoics redefined Hesiod's spatial metaphor of the "void" by deriving the concept from cheo, "pour," also taken up by Plato in the Timaeus.
On the one side, there is the nightmare of undifferentiation, a loss of cultural diversity comparable to the loss of biodiversity.