dedifferentiate
intransitive verb see dedifferentiation

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • dedifferentiate — /dee dif euh ren shee ayt /, v.i., dedifferentiated, dedifferentiating. Biol. to undergo dedifferentiation. [1915 20; back formation from DEDIFFERENTIATION] * * * …   Universalium

  • dedifferentiate — verb To lose or reverse differentiation See Also: dedifferentiation …   Wiktionary

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  • dedifferentiate — v. return of a cell to a general or more primitive state (Biology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dedifferentiate — de·differentiate …   English syllables

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  • dedifferentiation — noun Date: 1915 reversion of specialized structures (as cells) to a more generalized or primitive condition often as a preliminary to major physiological or structural change • dedifferentiate intransitive verb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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