anaplasia

[an-uh-pley-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh]

noun Pathology.

the loss of structural differentiation within a cell or group of cells.

Nearby words

  1. anaphylactoid,
  2. anaphylactoid purpura,
  3. anaphylactoid shock,
  4. anaphylatoxin,
  5. anaphylaxis,
  6. anaplasmosis,
  7. anaplastic,
  8. anaplastic cell,
  9. anaplasty,
  10. anapophysial

Origin of anaplasia

First recorded in 1905–10; ana- + -plasia

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British Dictionary definitions for anaplasia

anaplasia

noun

reversion of plant or animal cells to a simpler less differentiated form
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Medicine definitions for anaplasia

anaplasia

[ăn′ə-plāzhə]

n.

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

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