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the natural renewal of a structure, as of a lost tissue or part.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
1. Reproduction or reconstitution of a lost or injured part. Synonym(s): neogenesis
2. A form of asexual reproduction; for example, when a worm is divided into two or more parts, each segment regenerates into a new individual.
[L. regeneratio (see regenerate)]
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Regrowth of lost or destroyed parts or organs.
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1. Reproduction or reconstitution of a lost or injured part.
2. A form of asexual reproduction (e.g., when a worm is divided into two or more parts, each segment is regenerated into a new individual).
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
regenerationthe replacement of tissues (for example, the growth of hair or nails) or repair of tissues or organs lost through damage. In animals, the degree of regeneration varies from group to group but is generally more extensive in the lower phyla. In plants, regeneration is common and used extensively in VEGETATIVE PROPAGATION.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
Reproduction or reconstitution of a lost or injured part.
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