[n] - the loss of specialization in form or function
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Loss of differentiated characteristics. In plants, most cells, including the highly differentiated haploid microspores (immature pollen cells) of angiosperms, can lose their differentiatiated features and give rise to a whole plant; in animals this is less certain, and there is still controversy as ...
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<cell biology> Loss of differentiated characteristics. ... In plants, most cells, including the highly differentiated haploid microspores (immature pollen cells) of angiosperms, can lose their differentiatiated features and give rise to a whole plant. ... In animals this is less certain and th...
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noun the loss of specialization in form or function
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(from the article `human embryology`) ...changed environment, cartilage may lose its matrix, and its cells may come to resemble the more primitive tissue from which it arose. ...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: dē-dif′ĕr-en′shē-ā′shŭn Definitions: 1. The return of parts to a more homogeneous state. Synonyms: anaplasia
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1) Adaptation 2) Adjustment 3) The loss of specialization in form or function
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Delayed differentiation or Postponement is a concept in supply chain management where the manufacturing process starts by making a generic or family product that is later differentiated into a specific end-product. This is a widely used method, especially in industries with high demand uncertainty,...
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