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anaplasia

[‚an·ə′plāzh·ə]
(medicine)
Reversion of cells to an embryonic, immature, or undifferentiated state; degree usually corresponds to malignancy of a tumor.
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Of the many Gothic narratives that American Horror Story evokes, none more completely anticipates its involutionary trajectory towards sameness and death, its collapse into undifferentiation, than Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Fall of the House of Usher' (1839).
The tendency toward undifferentiation occurs more strikingly at the level of language.
The monstrosity of Argos, like that of the gadfly, is a disguised memory of a social plague of vengeance and undifferentiation in which society implodes and each becomes the enemy double of the other.
19) The relationship between Piri and his father illustrates a process of undifferentiation.
What Barnes heralds is the potentiality for a new space, beyond distinctions--a space where there is complete undifferentiation.
21) Similarities drawn between Derrida and Girard's idea of the pharmakon and between Girard's undifferentiation and Derrida's la differance are fruitful from a theoretical, as well as from a critical, perspective.
As critics such as Baudrillard and writers such as Houellebecq underscore, "it is the culture of difference itself, our humanist ethos itself,' that may "wor[k] most efficiently in the direction of undifferentiation, of human Xerox copies (26).
The first is achieved by thickening the 'wall' between the self and the external world; the second mechanism enhances an illusory lack of barriers between the self and the external world, through the creation of a fictitious mystical undifferentiation between the self and an external world that becomes being and nothingness, death and love at the very same time" (p.
The downside of this approach is an oppressive undifferentiation that ultimately causes pic to drag.
I can explain the erotics of the mix as it yields interleaved phalloi--ursine and black--only by suggesting that in Go Down, Moses, where categories collapse "maximiz[ing] undifferentiation," the resultant "mix of mixtures" (Bull 72) excites even as it reaches back towards founding transgressions, and so towards the ledger pages which record for Ike those first transgressions.
Newborn children enter the sensoriphysical structure in a state of psychological undifferentiation from their environment.
These Siamese twins are considered miraculous but also and more often monstrous on account of their undifferentiation, an undifferentiation that is relegated to the abject because it threatens, confuses the socially policed boundaries between the "me" and the "not-me," the self and the Other.