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aplasia

[ uh-pley-zhuh ]
/ əˈpleɪ ʒə /
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noun Pathology.
defective development or congenital absence of a limb, organ, or other body part.
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Origin of aplasia

First recorded in 1880–85; a-6 + -plasia

OTHER WORDS FROM aplasia

a·plas·tic [ey-plas-tik], /eɪˈplæs tɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for aplasia

aplasia
/ (əˈpleɪzɪə) /

noun
pathol congenital absence or abnormal development of an organ or part

Word Origin for aplasia

C19: New Latin, from a- 1 + -plasia, from Greek plassein to form
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Medical definitions for aplasia

aplasia
[ ə-plāzhə ]

n.
Congenital absence of an organ or tissue.
Incomplete, retarded, or defective development of an organ or tissue.
Cessation of the usual regenerative process in an organ or tissue.
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