[ uh-pley-zhuh ]
/ əˈpleɪ ʒə /
defective development or congenital absence of a limb, organ, or other body part.
Related formsa·plas·tic [ey-plas-tik] /eɪˈplæs tɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for aplastic (1 of 2)
/ (eɪˈplæstɪk) /
relating to or characterized by aplasia
failing to develop into new tissue; defective in the regeneration of tissue, as of blood cellsaplastic anaemia
British Dictionary definitions for aplastic (2 of 2)
/ (əˈpleɪzɪə) /
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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Medicine definitions for aplastic (1 of 2)
[ ā-plăs′tĭk, ə-plăs′- ]
Unable to form or regenerate tissue.
Of, relating to, or characterized by aplasia.
Medicine definitions for aplastic (2 of 2)
[ ə-plā′zhə ]
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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