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Medical Term:

cataplasia

Pronunciation: kat′ă-plā′sē-ă, -plā′sis

Definition: A degenerative change in cells or tissues that is the reverse of the constructive or developmental change; a return to an earlier or embryonic stage.

Synonym(s): retrograde metamorphosis1, retrogression, retromorphosis

[cata- + G. plasis, a molding]

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