So when a limb gets removed you are dismembered.

But some animals, like lizards, can grow limbs back. E.g. if they lose a tail it can grow back. Is there a word for this process?

A humorous word for it might be to be remembered. I love the idea of a lizard remembering its tail.

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regenerate verb rɪˈdʒɛnəreɪt/ 1. (of a living organism) grow (new tissue) after loss or damage. "the lizard has to find the wherewithal to regenerate its tail"

Not as fun as remembered though!

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    And regrow is also an accepted term for this ability. "Some species of starfish have the ability to regenerate lost arms and can regrow an entire new limb given time"
    – user195888
    Sep 16, 2016 at 10:04

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