Morphallaxis

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morphallaxis

[‚mȯr·fə′lak·səs]
(physiology)
Regeneration whereby one part is transformed into another by reorganization of tissue fragments rather than by cell proliferation.

Morphallaxis

 

a means of regeneration in animals by which an organism or one of its organs forms from the part of the body or organ remaining after injury. Regeneration occurs by the remodeling of the remaining section. Morphallaxis is observed in many coelenterates, flat worms, annelids, arthropods, and tunicates.