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dysplasia

[dis-pley-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh]
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noun Pathology.
  1. abnormal growth or development of cells, tissue, bone, or an organ.

Origin of dysplasia

First recorded in 1930–35; dys- + -plasia
Related formsdys·plas·tic [dis-plas-tik] /dɪsˈplæs tɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dysplasia

dysplasia

noun
  1. abnormal development of an organ or part of the body, including congenital absence
Derived Formsdysplastic (dɪsˈplæstɪk), adjective

Word Origin

C20: New Latin, from dys- + -plasia, from Greek plasis a moulding
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Word Origin and History for dysplasia

n.

1935, Modern Latin, from dys- + -plasia, from Greek plasis "molding, conformation," from plassein (see plasma).

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dysplasia in Medicine

dysplasia

(dĭs-plāzhə)
n.
  1. Abnormal development or growth of tissues, organs, or cells.
Related formsdys•plastic (-plăstĭk) adj.
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dysplasia in Science

dysplasia

[dĭs-plāzhə]
  1. Abnormal development or growth of tissues, organs, or cells.
Related formsdysplastic adjective
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