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a combining form with the meaning “growth, cellular multiplication,” of the kind specified by the initial element: hypoplasia.
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Origin of -plasia
<New Latin <Greek plás(is) a molding + -ia-ia
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British Dictionary definitions for -plasia
n combining form
indicating growth, development, or changehypoplasia
Word Origin for -plasia
from New Latin, from Greek plasis a moulding, from plassein to mould
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Medical definitions for -plasia
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