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English definition of “dedifferentiate”

dedifferentiate

verb [I] uk   /ˌdiː.dɪf.əˈren.ʃi.eɪt/ us    /diːˌdɪf.əˈren.ʃiˌeɪt/ specialized
if cells dedifferentiate, they return to an earlier stage of development in order to grow again: These tumors are unique because some of them dedifferentiate into benign tumors.
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