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adjective Pathology.
  1. (of cells) having reverted to a more primitive form.
  2. of or relating to anaplasty.
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Origin of anaplastic

1875–80; < Greek anáplast(os) moldable, plastic (see ana-, -plast) + -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for anaplastic


  1. of or relating to anaplasia
  2. relating to plastic surgery
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anaplastic in Medicine


  1. Relating to the surgical restoration of a lost or absent part.
  2. Of, relating to, or characterized by cells that have become less differentiated.
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