regeneration



regeneration defined in 1951 year

regeneration - regeneration;
regeneration - Restoration by an organism of tissues or organs which have been removed. Power of regeneration is highly variable between different groups of organisms; in some Platyhelminthes a minute fragment can regenerate the whole animal; in mammals limited to wound-healing, regrowth of peripheral nerve fibres, and compensatory hypertrophy. Very common in plants occurring, e.g. in higher plants by growth of dormant buds, formation of secondary meristems and production of adventitious buds, roots. Exploited on large scale in plant propagation.

near regeneration in Knolik


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