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[an-uh-pley-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh]
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noun Pathology.
  1. the loss of structural differentiation within a cell or group of cells.
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Origin of anaplasia

First recorded in 1905–10; ana- + -plasia
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British Dictionary definitions for anaplasia


  1. reversion of plant or animal cells to a simpler less differentiated form
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anaplasia in Medicine


  1. Reversion of cells to an immature or a less differentiated form, as occurs in most malignant tumors.
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