Morphallaxis | definition of morphallaxis by Medical dictionary
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n. pl. morphal·laxes (-lăk′sēz)
The regeneration of a body part involving structural or cellular reorganization of existing tissues, occurring chiefly in invertebrates.
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Cellular and molecular characterization of transdifferentiation in the process of morphallaxis
of budding tunicates.
Describing regeneration in invertebrates, usually the terms "epimorphosis" and "morphallaxis
" are used, these having been introduced by Morgan as far back as 1901 (Morgan, 1901).
Gut regeneration by morphallaxis
in the sea-cucumber Leptosynapta clarki (Heding, 1928).