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Pronunciation: ho'me-o-re'sis

Definition: The set of processes by which imbalances and other defects in ontogeny are corrected before development is completed.

Synonym(s): ontogenic homeostasis, waddingtonian homeostasis

[homeo- + G. rheos, stream, current]

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