anaplastic

[ an-uh-plas-tik ]
/ ˌæn əˈplæs tɪk /

adjective Pathology.

(of cells) having reverted to a more primitive form.
of or relating to anaplasty.

Nearby words

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

Origin of anaplastic

1875–80; < Greek anáplast(os) moldable, plastic (see ana-, -plast) + -ic

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British Dictionary definitions for anaplastic

anaplastic

/ (ˌænəˈplæstɪk) /

adjective

of or relating to anaplasia
relating to plastic surgery
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Medicine definitions for anaplastic

anaplastic

[ ăn′ə-plăstĭk ]

adj.

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

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