-plasia


a combining form with the meaning “growth, cellular multiplication,” of the kind specified by the initial element: hypoplasia.

QUIZZES

CAN YOU FEEL THE WEAL WITH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ?

Did you collect all of last week’s words, but eftsoons forget what they mean? Don’t worry, we’re here to jog your memory. See how many words from the week of May 18 to 24 you can get right!
Question 1 of 7
weal
Also -plasy.

Origin of -plasia

< New Latin < Greek plás(is) a molding + -ia -ia

Words nearby -plasia

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for -plasia

-plasia

-plasy


n combining form

indicating growth, development, or changehypoplasia

Word Origin for -plasia

from New Latin, from Greek plasis a moulding, from plassein to mould
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for -plasia

-plasia

suff.

Growth; development:achondroplasia.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.