morphallaxis


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morphallaxis

(môr′fə-lăk′sĭs)
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).