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regeneration

Pronunciation: re'jen-er-a'shun

Definition:

  1. Reproduction or reconstitution of a lost or injured part.
  2. A form of asexual reproduction; when a worm is divided into two or more parts, each segment regenerates into a new individual.

Synonym(s): neogenesis

[L. regeneratio (see regenerate)]

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