epimorphosis


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epimorphosis

 [ep″ĭ-mor-fo´sis]
the regeneration of a piece of an organism by proliferation at the cut surface. adj., adj epimor´phic.

ep·i·mor·pho·sis

(ep'i-mōr-fō'sis),
Regeneration of a part of an organism by growth at the cut surface.
[epi- + G. morphē, shape]

ep·i·mor·pho·sis

(ep'i-mōr-fō'sis)
Regeneration of a part of an organism by growth at the cut surface.
[epi- + G. morphē, shape]
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In such cases it is usually concluded that regeneration involves morphallaxis with some contribution from epimorphosis, or vice versa (Dolmatov, 1992, 1999; VandenSpie-gel et al., 2000; Candia Carnevali, 2006; Biressi et al., 2010).
Regeneration has been described classically as proceeding by one or the other of two mechanisms: (i) morphallaxis, in which cells differentiate or migrate from existing populations, and (ii) epimorphosis, in which mitosis occurs and new cells are produced that either directly replace those lost or form a blastema that goes on to differentiate and replace lost tissue (Bonasoro et at., 1998).
forskali also appears to involve both epimorphosis and morphallaxis.