Definition of Heteroplasia
Heteroplasia: The replacement of normal tissue of the body by abnormal tissue or by malpositioned normal tissue, a tissue growing in the wrong place.
Progressive osseous heteroplasia is a disorder in which bone develops in areas where bone is normally absent. There is heteroplasia of bone.Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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