SYN: cataplasia. [retro- + G. morphosis, process of forming]

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ret·ro·mor·pho·sis (ret″ro-mor-foґsis) retrograde metamorphosis.

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  • retromorphosis —   n. degenerative metamorphosis; change for the worse …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • cataplasia, cataplasis — 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. SYN: retrograde metamorphosis (1), retrogression, retromorphosis. [cata + G. plasis, a molding] …   Medical dictionary

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