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a combining form with the meaning “growth, cellular multiplication,” of the kind specified by the initial element:
Also, -plasy.
Origin of -plasia
< New Latin < Greek plás(is) a molding + -ia -ia Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for plasia


combining form
indicating growth, development, or change: hypoplasia
Word Origin
from New Latin, from Greek plasis a moulding, from plassein to mould
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Word Origin and History for plasia


word-forming element in biology and medicine denoting "formation, growth, development," from Modern Latin -plasia, from Greek plasis "molding, formation," from plassein "to mold" (see plasma).

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plasia in Medicine

-plasia or -plasy
Growth; development: achondroplasia.

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