epimorphic

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characterized by incomplete metamorphosis

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Unifying principles of regeneration I: Epimorphosis vs.
We also show particularly strong and widespread BrdU staining in the buds, indicating that cell proliferation and thus epimorphosis is a major mechanism for budding in D.
However, in some cases such a conclusion would be wrong, as the major characteristics of neither epimorphosis (formation of a blastema) nor morphallaxis (reorganization of the remnant of the organ without proliferation) are at all pronounced.
Initial regeneration events occur by epimorphosis, cell proliferation being essential to the regenerative process, whereas late ev ents occur mainly by morphallaxis, with migration of the newly differentiated cells.
In echinoderms, the relative importance of morphallaxis and epimorphosis seems to be variable.