morphallaxis
noun (plural morphallaxes) Etymology: New Latin, from morph- + Greek allaxis exchange, from allassein to change, exchange, from allos other — more at else Date: 1901 regeneration of a part or organism from a fragment by reorganization without cell proliferation

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  • Morphallaxis — is the regeneration of specific tissue in a variety of organisms due to loss or death of the existing tissue. The word comes from the Greek allakt, which means to exchange. The classical example of morphallaxis is that of the Cnidarian hydra,… …   Wikipedia

  • morphallaxis — ● morphallaxis nom féminin Type de régénération dans lequel un groupe cellulaire étranger à un organe amorce la reconstitution de cet organe …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • morphallaxis — ☆ morphallaxis [môr΄fə lak′sis ] n. pl. morphallaxes [môr΄fə lak′sēz] [ModL < Gr morphē, form + allaxis, an exchange < allassein, to change, exchange < allos, other: see ELSE] Zool. the transformation of one part into another during… …   English World dictionary

  • Morphallaxis — Regeneration des rechten Hinterbeins bei einer L 2 Larve der Riesen Stabschrecke (Phobaeticus serratipes) Unter Regeneration versteht man die Fähigkeit eines Organismus, verloren gegangene Teile zu ersetzen. Pflanzen sind dazu in der Lage, aber… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • morphallaxis — n. [Gr. morphe, form; allaxis, exchange] A regenerative process in which the new parts are reorganized from the old, instead of being formed anterior or posterior to the level of amputation …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • morphallaxis — Regenerative process in which part of an organism is transformed directly into a new organism without replication at the cut surface …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • morphallaxis — /mawr feuh lak sis/, n., pl. morphallaxes / lak seez/. Biol. the regeneration of a destroyed body part by the reorganization of its remaining cells. [1900 05; MORPH + Gk állaxis exchange, barter (cf. allássein to change, exchange, ult. deriv. of… …   Universalium

  • Morphallaxis — Mor|phal|lạ|xis, die; [zu griech. morphe̅ (↑Morphe) u. állaxis = Vertauschung] (Biol.): Ersatz verloren gegangener Körperteile durch Umbildung u. Verlagerung bereits vorhandener Teile …   Universal-Lexikon

  • morphallaxis — mor·phal·lax·is .mȯr fə lak səs n, pl lax·es .sēz regeneration of a part or organism from a fragment by reorganization without cell proliferation compare EPIMORPHOSIS * * * mor·phal·lax·is (mor″fə lakґsis) [Gr. morphē form +… …   Medical dictionary

  • Morphallaxis — Mor|phal|la|xis* . Morphol’axis die; <zu gr. állaxis »das Vertauschen«, dies zu allássein, alláttein »(ver)ändern«> Ersatz verloren gegangener Körperteile durch Umbildung u. Verlagerung bereits vorhandener Teile (Biol.) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

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