A cellular process in which a differentiated cell loses its special form or function, or reverts to an earlier developmental stage.


This process is often seen in lower life forms such as worms and amphibians as a regenerative mechanism.

Word origin: de- + differentiation.
Related forms: dedifferentiate (verb), dedifferentiated (adjective).

Compare: differentiation.
See also: cellular differentiation.

Retrieved from ""
First | Previous (Dedifferentiated) | Next (Dedolation) | Last
Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page.