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  • n. the formation of a normal plant or animal structure or organ in place of another at an abnormal site; the transformation of one body part to another.
  • n. Usage of similitude in rhetoric; drawing a conclusion from similarity of two objects of study.


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  • The Greek word homeosis was used to describe this type of malformations and the mutations were referred to as homeotic mutations.

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