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Degenerative reversion of cells or tissue to a less differentiated form.
cat′a·plas′tic (-plăs′tĭk) adj.
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(Biology) the degeneration of cells and tissues to a less highly developed form
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degeneration of cells or tissues. — cataplastic, adj.See also: Biology, Decaying
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|Noun||1.||cataplasia - (biology) degenerative reversion of cells or tissue to a less differentiated or more primitive form|
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