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aplasia

[uh-pley-zhuh]
noun Pathology.
  1. 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
Related formsa·plas·tic [ey-plas-tik] /eɪˈplæs tɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for aplastic

aplastic

adjective
  1. relating to or characterized by aplasia
  2. failing to develop into new tissue; defective in the regeneration of tissue, as of blood cellsaplastic anaemia
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aplasia

noun
  1. pathol congenital absence or abnormal development of an organ or part
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Word Origin for aplasia

C19: New Latin, from a- 1 + -plasia, from Greek plassein to form
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Word Origin and History for aplastic

aplasia

n.

1885, medical Latin, from Greek a-, privative prefix (see a- (3)), + -plasia.

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aplastic in Medicine

aplastic

(ā-plăstĭk, ə-plăs-)
adj.
  1. Unable to form or regenerate tissue.
  2. Of, relating to, or characterized by aplasia.
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aplasia

(ə-plāzhə)
n.
  1. Congenital absence of an organ or tissue.
  2. Incomplete, retarded, or defective development of an organ or tissue.
  3. Cessation of the usual regenerative process in an organ or tissue.
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