Homeosis

Homeosis is the transformation of one organ into another, arising from mutation in or misexpression of specific developmentally critical genes. It may be caused by mutations in Hox genes, found in animals, or others such as the MADS-box family in plants. Homeosis is a characteristic that has helped insects become as successful and diverse as they ...
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homeosis

Formation of a body part having characteristics normally found in a related or homologous part at another location in the body. ... Origin: homeo-+ G. -osis, condition ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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homeosis

homeosis (s), homeoses (pl); homeotic The appearance of an organ or appendage not normal to its location, as a leg in place of a proboscis in a fly.
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homeosis

Type: Term Pronunciation: hō′mē-ō′sis Definitions: 1. Formation of a body part having characteristics normally found in a related or homologous part at another location in the body.
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