Definition of heteroplasty in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhedərəˌplastē/


The operation of grafting tissue between two individuals of the same or different species.
Example sentences
  • These changes are then replaced by the regenerative processes in autoplasty, and by a displacement of the transplant by the host's tissues in homoplasty and heteroplasty.



Pronunciation: /ˈhetərəˈplastik/
Example sentences
  • In addition, there have been no reports of successful cases of homoplastic or heteroplastic transplantation.
  • Stone waved a model worm over the bowl to ascertain whether or not vision had been re-established following heteroplastic transplantation of eyes in larvae.
  • Spemann therefore reinterpreted his dorsal blastopore lip experiment, and he felt that there was a need to do heteroplastic transplants of the dorsal blastopore lip region.

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Syllabification: het·er·o·plas·ty

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